Measure your Progress
Evaluating advocacy can be challenging as often the results are intangible and hard to measure. Successful advocacy relies on the constant evaluation of progress. It is very rare for advocacy to come to an end!
In Tool 6: Advocacy Action Plan, there is space for you to add the indicators that will tell you if you have achieved your goals and objectives. To further refine this, you can develop a simple M&E plan using Tool 8: M&E Template.
Tool 8: M&E Template
Cross-departmental government support for increased health budget
Cross-party parliamentary support for increased health budget
Meetings with civil servants and MPs
How are they calculated?
Health budget as a percentage of total government expenditure
Health budget as a percentage of GDP
Total health budget amount
# of times politicians/MPs mention UHC/health budget/health workforce in speeches
# of MP health champions
# of meetings held
# of advocacy materials disseminated
What is the target value?
Abuja target (15%)
5% of GDP
3 in each political party and 3 in budget committee
10 per year
How will it be measured?
WHO Health Expenditure Database
Parliamentary and public speeches
Minutes of committee meetings
How often will it be measured?