Trócaire have published a learning brief on citizen monitoring and advocacy tool, and it’s application in women’s empowerment programming in Uganda and Zimbabwe. The short learning brief is availabel on their website here.
The Citizen Monitoring and Advocacy approach builds the capacity of groups of organised citizens to enable them to take action to monitor and advocate for change in policies and institutional practices in their localities. The framework of this approach also guides Trócaire partner organisations monitoring and advocating for policy change at higher levels, such as within national Parliaments and Ministries. It prompts collaboration and coordination with citizen groups taking action for change at more grassroots level. The new learning brief includes 5 key lessons, related to capacity building, building a sense of agency and monitoring the process.