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

Goal
Increase in health budget to retain and recruit health care workforce
Outcomes

Cross-departmental government support for increased health budget

Cross-party parliamentary support for increased health budget

Activities

Meetings with civil servants and MPs

Advocacy materials

INDICATORS
How are they calculated?
Goal

Health budget as a percentage of total government expenditure

Health budget as a percentage of GDP

Total health budget amount

Outcomes

# of times politicians/MPs mention UHC/health budget/health workforce in speeches

# of MP health champions

Activities

# of meetings held

# of advocacy materials disseminated

TARGET
What is the target value?
Goal

Abuja target (15%)

5% of GDP

Outcomes

n/a

3 in each political party and 3 in budget committee

Activities

10 per year

2000

DATA SOURCE
How will it be measured?
Goal

WHO Health Expenditure Database

Outcomes

Parliamentary and public speeches

Minutes of committee meetings

Activities

M

Monitoring system

FREQUENCY
How often will it be measured?
Goal

Annually

Outcomes

Ongoing

Activities

Annually

REPORTING
Where will it be reported?
Goal
Annual report
Outcomes
Annual report
Activities
Annual report