Lobby and advocacy in the Dutch co-financing programme

Title Lobby and advocacy in the Dutch co-financing programme
Funded by Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, WOTRO
Collaboration Wageningen University – Centre for Development InnovationThe UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Time 2012-2015
Brief Description This concerned an academic evaluation of the results of the international lobbying and advocacy programmes of the Dutch Co-Financing System (MFS II) between 2011-2015. MFS II has been the 2011-2015 grant framework for Co-Financing Agencies (CFAs), comprising a total of 20 alliances of Dutch CFAs. From 2016-2020, the MFSII was followed by ‘Dialogue and Dissent’, a Dutch co-financing programme focusing entirely on lobby and advocacy. We also performed a baseline study for this programme.
Main co-researchers Margit van Wessel, Jennifer Barrett, Bodille Arensman, Cornélie van Waegeningh, Marie-Rose Bashwira, Elisabeth Rasch, Lau Schulpen, Kees Biekart
Key Publications Van Wessel, M, D. Hilhorst, L. Schulpen, K. Biekart (2019) Government and civil society organizations: Close but comfortable? Lessons from creating the Dutch ‘Strategic Partnerships for Lobby and Advocacy’ In Development Policy Review doi: 10.1111/dpr.12453  [check er is een url, open access]

Jennifer B. Barrett, Margit van Wessel and Dorothea Hilhorst (2016) Advocacy for Development. Effectiveness, Monitoring and Evaluation. E-book, 91 pages.

Hilhorst D. and R. Bashwira (2014) The Women’s Movement in South Kivu, DRC: A civil society analysis. Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction Occasional Paper #11, Wageningen University and Research Center, 62 pp.

Arensman, B, J. Barrett, A.J. van Bodegom, D. Hilhorst, D. Klaver, E. Rasch, W. Richert, C. van Waegeningh, A. Wagemakers, M. van Wessel (2015) MFS II Joint Evaluation of International Lobbying and Advocacy. Endline Report, commissioned by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 668 pp. 

Barrett, J et al (2013) MFS-II Joint Evaluation of International Lobby and Advocacy, 226 pp excluding annexes