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Pathways for Change: 10 theories to inform advocacy and policy change efforts

The Pathways for Change was created due to an interest from evaluators, funders and advocates to evaluate advocacy and policy change efforts. It focuses on theories most directly applicable to either understanding how policy change happens or how specific advocacy tactics play out. This document explains how evaluators, advocates and funders can apply these theories to advocacy and policy work.  

Many EU Climate Pact ambassadors do local and constructive actions for their community for sustainability. However, local actions are more effective when combined with advocacy. For example, it is more effective to organise regular clean-ups in your neighbourhood when you also advocate for the development of policies to prevent litter in your neighbourhood and to keep your neighbourhood clean, green and tidy. 

AuthorThe Center for Evaluation Innovation 

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