RESOURCES

Engaging the Private Sector in Primary Health Care (PHC) to Achieve Universal Health Care (UHC): Advice from Implementers to Implementers

Practical manual that contains step-by-step guidance along with real-world examples and case studies to help facilitate public-private sector engagement around primary health care (PHC). The first two modules of the Manual provide practical guidance on Initial Communications and Partnership Around PHC and Provider Mapping. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy strategy Organization: Joint Learning Network […]

Creating the Greatest Impact

Website includes resources that support High Impact Practices (HIPs), a set of evidence-based family planning practices vetted by experts against specific criteria and documented in an easy-to-use format. HIPs help programs focus resources for greatest impact. Location: Global Type: Multi-media Topics: Advocacy strategy Organization: USAID, UNFPA WHO, IPPF, FP2020 Resource: View Resource

Demystifying Data Workshop Toolkit

Toolkit uses a non-technical approach to train adolescent sexual and reproductive health advocates how to best utilize data in their work with accuracy and confidence. Along with instructions for facilitating a two-day workshop, the toolkit includes handouts, worksheets, and slides and provides clear guidance on harnessing data to improve the lives of young people globally. […]

Demographic Dividend

Website hosts resource materials available from a number of organizations engaged in research, advocacy, and policy work related to the demographic dividend. Location: Global Type: Multi-media Topics: Advocacy strategy Organization: Gates Institute, Population Reference Bureau Resource: View Resource

DemDiv Model

Evidence-based tool to inform policymakers in high-fertility countries of the economic growth potential gained by population changes (e.g. the Demographic Dividend) and increase their support for investments in the multisectoral policies required to achieve those benefits. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy strategy Organization: Health Policy Project Resource: View Resource

Delivering on the Promise: In-country multi-stakeholder platforms to catalyse collaboration and partnerships for Agenda 2030

Policy paper takes a view of the current status of platforms for partnership at the national level and makes concrete proposals on ways to accelerate their progress and contribution to Agenda 2030. Available in French and Spanish. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy strategy Organization: World Vision, The Partnering Initiative Resource: View Resource

Country Collaborations for the Prevention & Management of NCDs in Young People

Report from multi-year NCD advocacy workshop series provides insight into the workshop series’ training model, an overview of the completed trainings, follow-up activities, and lessons learned in the year since the series was launched. Location: Global Type: Research Topics: Advocacy strategy Organization: NCD Child Resource: View Resource

Costed Implementation Plans (CIP): Strengthening investments in family planning

CIP Resource Kit features tools for developing and executing a robust, actionable and resourced family planning strategy. Specifically, the kit includes guidance documents and tools necessary for program planners, ministry representatives and technical assistance providers to go through the CIP process. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Evaluation and assessment Organization: FP2020; USAID; UNFPA Resource: View […]

Continuous Progress Planner

Web-based tools to help donors and advocates plan, evaluate, learn from, and improve their global policy advocacy efforts. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy strategy Organization: Aspen Institute Resource: View Resource

Connecting Global Goals to Local Priorities

This article in the Global Health Governance journal highlights how advocacy connects global goals to local priorities. The authors examine how Advance Family Planning’s SMART advocacy approach enables local actors to influence family planning decisions. The case studies underline the importance of advocating across all levels of government, but particularly at the subnational level.  Location: […]

Community of Practitioners on Accountability and Social Action in Health

Platform for practitioners interested in community monitoring for accountability in health to interact and share experiences, lessons learned, resources, capacities, and methods. Location: Global Type: Multi-media Topics: Accountability Organization: Open Society Foundation Resource: View Resource

Civil Society Guide to the GFF

Guide to support civil society organizations’ contributions to the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Global Financing Facility (GFF). Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy strategy Organization: PAI Resource: View Resource

Civil Society Advocacy in Uganda: Lessons Learned

This study underscores the potential for charitable service delivery groups and rights-based organizations to bring their knowledge of real human needs to bear on the policies that constrain equitable access to services and fair treatment. The campaigns studied span a range of issues, time frames, and levels of contribution to the desired policy impact. Location: […]

Citizen Report Card Learning Toolkit: Improving Local Governance and Pro-Poor Service Delivery

Toolkit helps users develop the knowledge and skills to implement Citizen Report Cards (CRCs). CRCs provide public agencies with systematic feedback from users on the quality and adequacy of public services, providing a rigorous basis and a proactive agenda for communities, CSOs, or local governments to engage in a dialogue with service providers to improve […]

Busy campaigners: six approaches to take the sting out of assessing impact

Blog that addresses the sometimes thorny issue of how to assess the impact of campaigning. It provides six practical approaches useful to campaigners. Location: Global Type: Multi-media Topics: Evaluation and assessment Organization: Kathleen Christie Resource: View Resource

Building an adolescent-competent workforce

Policy brief aims to support advocacy to invest in competency-based educational programmes in adolescent health and development in both pre-service and in-service education. Available in English, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: World Health Organization Resource: View Resource

An Advocate’s Guide: Integrating Human Rights in Universal Access to Contraception

Guide is meant to be used by SRHR advocates and health professionals at the country level. It takes into account recommendations made to national governments by the WHO Guidance document “Ensuring human rights in the provision of contraceptive information and services: Guidance and recommendations” (2014), elaborates on what the recommendations actually mean, and provides a […]

African Union’s African Health Stats

Online data platform of the African Union Commission’s Department of Social Affairs which allows user to chart, map and compare key health indicators across all 54 African Union member states. The site packages data for better advocacy and accountability so that citizens, CSOs and other actors can use the information to hold their government’s accountable […]

Advocacy Toolkit: Addressing the Health Workforce Crisis

Toolkit was created to assist health professionals, health professional associations, and civil society organizations to develop advocacy strategies to address human resource and health financing issues in their countries. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative Resource: View Resource

Advocacy Toolkit: A guide to influencing decisions that improve children’s lives

Toolkit provides detailed steps, guidance, and tools for developing and implementing an advocacy strategy, including outlining eight foundational areas for strong advocacy. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: UNICEF Resource: View Resource

Advocacy Action Guide: A Toolkit for Strategic Policy Advocacy Campaigns

Guide is designed to help civil society organizations plan and conduct effective advocacy campaigns that will result in the adoption and implementation of strong effective public health policies. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; Consumers International Resource: View Resource

Advance Family Planning Advocacy Portfolio

Compendium of best practices and tools to refine a strategic vision, identify and motivate key players, take action, manage and overcome setbacks, and monitor and evaluate success, helping advocates achieve real and sustainable change. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: Advance Family Planning (AFP) Resource: View Resource

ACT Toolkit 2.0: Advocacy for Community Treatment

Toolkit developed by the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition in support of community efforts to demand optimal HIV treatment. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy strategy Organization: International Treatment Preparedness Coalition Resource: View Resource

Accelerating Progress in Family Planning: Options for Strengthening Civil Society-led Monitoring and Accountability

Study identifies options to support stronger monitoring and accountability, particularly social accountability, around Family Planning 2020 and family planning more broadly. Location: Global Type: Accountability Topics: Communications and media Organization: Results for Development Resource: View Resource

A New Look at Practitioner Learning in International Development

Study provides comprehensive analysis of the best ways to support learning among development practitioners (e.g. communities of practice). Location: Global Type: Research Topics: Communications and media Organization: Results for Development Resource: View Resource

A maternal death that plunged me into the White Ribbon Alliance movement

Blog post by White Ribbon Alliance’s Communication Manager, Faridah Luyiga, following the death of her sister during childbirth in Uganda. A powerful story about how she became a maternal health advocate, and a good example for organizations focusing on storytelling and communications. Location: East Africa Type: Article Topics: Communications and media Organization: White Ribbon Alliance […]

2018: PRIVATE SECTOR: WHO IS ACCOUNTABLE?

In line with the mandate from the UN Secretary-General, every year the IAP issues a report that provides an independent snapshot of progress on delivering promises to the world’s women, children and adolescents for their health and well-being. Recommendations are included on ways to help fast-track action to achieve the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s […]

2016: Old Challenges, New Hopes

Report assesses of progress on the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health 2016–2030. It places a special focus on equity and argues that urgent action is needed to meet commitments to women, children and adolescents through the SDGs. Location: Global Type: Research Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: Independent Accountability Panel Resource: View Resource

2020 World Population Data Sheet

Tool provides digital visualization of data on population, vital statistics, life expectancy, family planning, income, and gender gaps searchable by region and country. 2020 World Population Data Sheet Shows Older Populations Growing, Fertility Rates Declining Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: Population Reference Bureau Resource: View Resource

2019 Family Planning Data Sheet

Highlights Family Planning Method Use Around the World. Contraceptive use varies substantially around the world, both with respect to total use and the types of methods used. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: Population Reference Bureau Resource: View Resource

2019 World Population Data Sheet

Europe and Asia Aging Rapidly, while Africa Is Home to the World’s Largest Youth Population Tool provides digital visualization of data on population, vital statistics, life expectancy, family planning, income, and gender gaps searchable by region and country. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: Population Reference Bureau Resource: View Resource

20 Ways for You to engage with the United Nations: Grants, Conferences and Networking Opportunities

Article provides helpful tips for NGOs on how to engage with the United Nations through grants, conferences, and other networking opportunities. Location: Global Type: Tools Topics: Advocacy Strategy Organization: Funds for NGOs Resource: View Resource