Policy Engagement for Poverty Reduction: How civil society can be more effective

Briefing papers
May 2006
Julius Court

This ODI Briefing Paper focuses on why and how CSOs can engage more effectively in policy processes in international development. Section 1 sets the scene and highlights the opportunities and challenges facing CSOs policy work. Section 2 focuses on why evidence matters for CSOs’ work in international development. Section 3 provides a framework that matches the engagement mechanisms and evidence needs to the critical stages of policy processes. Section 4 summarises strategic and practical advice on how CSOs can ensure their policy engagement is more effective, influential and sustained

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