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How to develop a health budget advocacy brief

The Health Budget Advocacy Brief will help you to visualise complex health and budget information. It links financial data on budget allocation and budget performance (release and spending) to data on service delivery and utilisation.

How to analyse budget performance

Analysing budget performance can help you to understand how much money was committed and spent on the things you care about.

Organisational Capacity Assessment Tool

Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA) is a comprehensive and participatory approach to achieving organizational learning and development. it is a participatory process, self-scored, and should help identify strengths and weaknesses of an organization or coalitions.

Why Advocacy Matters?

Advocacy is a deliberate process that involves influencing those who make decisions and aims at developing, changing, and implementing policies.

Accountability – How does it work?

Accountability is the obligation of powerholders to account for or take responsibility for their action. Powerholders hold political, financial or other forms of power and include officials in government, private corporations, and CSOs.

Planning your advocacy communications

Advocacy is all about influencing and persuading but this will not happen unless advocates are able to communicate their ideas effectively. The quality and effectiveness of advocacy is dependent on the strength of communications.

Basic principles of Monitoring & Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation are essential to track the progress of the coalitions and manage the risks that could stop advocates from achieving their goals.

Using the Accountability Framework Tool

Accountability is the obligation of powerholders to account for or take responsibility for their action. Powerholders hold political, financial or other forms of power and include officials in government, private corporations, and CSOs.

Developing Terms of Reference for Coalitions

Depending on the objective of the coalition and how members want to operate, coalitions might decide to formally register as a legal entity.

Coalition Operations Tracking Tool

When planning your advocacy, you can design your strategy by drawing or listing each step that is needed to achieve your goal. This will ensure everyone in your coalition has a shared understanding of the vision and how to get there.

You can translate this map into an actionable plan to lists each action, including the timelines, budgets, and resources needed as well as responsibilities across coalition members.