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PEN Advocacy Toolkit
PEN National level Advocacy PlanTemplate for developing an advocacy strategy at national level
PEN Advocacy PresentationPowerpoint to support facilitation of training
PEN Writers at Riska summary of the work and how Centres can participate
Identify the problem – Problem Tree Analysis worksheet to help understand the problem and how to address it
Preparing for plan to take action – Worksheet to support the development of your advocacy strategy
Plan to take action – Worksheet giving you the framework for an advocacy plan

For any support or guidance in relation to advocacy, please get in touch with Sarah Clarke, International Policy and Advocacy Manager: Sarah.Clarke@pen-international.org


Budgets and Financial Reporting Toolkit – to guide in developing budgets and carrying out financial reporting


Project activities as campaign tactics – how your project activities can be used in wider campaigning
Campaigning worksheetto support you in developing a campaigning strategy


PEN’s Gender Sensitivity Criteriato help assess how much your project takes into account gender and diversity 
PEN’s Gender Presentationpowerpoint to support facilitation of training

For any support or guidance in relation to gender, please get in touch with Josie O’Reilly, programme officer: Josie.oreilly@pen-international.org

Making films that communicate change

Equipment List: starter equipment list for making films that communicate change

Monitoring and Evaluation 

Measuring Change in the Civil Society Programmea summary of the areas in which change needs to happen for us to work towards to the overall aim of the programme
Creating Indicatorsa guide to creating indicators of change/ success for the Civil Society Programme
Measuring Change summary of impact and change
Three Universal Monitoring and Evalutation Questions the three reflective questions at the heart of M&E

Story of Change – guidance document 
Story of Change – Guiding questions for those carrying out interviews or analysis

Impact Grid Handout a participatory tool that helps those working on a project and participants to identify changes and analyse them in a wider context
Most Significant Change Approach – a participatory tool that involves participants telling stories of change and collaberatively deciding over through discussion and debate which story is the most significant and why 
Team Self Reviews involving the project team asking themselves the three universal M&E questions and writing a short summary of the most important points to emerge
Scalar Approachused to break down an overall aim into smaller, more managable steps
Triads – an exersize used in workshops to help participants to apply gaining knowledge to real issues affecting their work

Developing a Theory of Change – looking at the wider picture of how change happens in a specific context and then focusing in on your specific role 

For any support or guidance in relation to monitoring and evaluation, please get in touch with: Holly Strauss, Learning and Accountability Coordinator: Holly.Strauss@pen-international.org

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