Measuring and Evaluating Systemic Advocacy/Law Reform Work,  Evaluation Community of Practice, Legal Assistance Sector Presentation Slides

15 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2021

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Liz Curran

Nottingham Trent University; ANU College of Law

Date Written: May 5, 2021

Abstract

This paper examines the need to build an evidence base for practice in impacting on policy and culture change. To do so takes time and longitudinal study is therefore required.

It examines how to go about monitoring service activities in law reform and policy and how to measure whether they have an impact on change to policies, laws and their administration. Do we make a difference? How? How long does it take? What are the factors and who is involved? Who are the 'influencers' for change and what is our relationship with them? What worked in this and what did not are all areas this paper suggests need to be considered. the paper also provides some of the background for impact evaluation. It uses some community legal centres examples to illustrate the issues.

It also provides some resources for further study.

Keywords: Policy impact, advocacy impact measurement, access to justice, policy

JEL Classification: K24

Suggested Citation

Curran, Elizabeth, Measuring and Evaluating Systemic Advocacy/Law Reform Work,  Evaluation Community of Practice, Legal Assistance Sector Presentation Slides (May 5, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3962699 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3962699

Elizabeth Curran (Contact Author)

Nottingham Trent University ( email )

Belgrave Centre
Chaucer Street
Nottingham, NG1 5LP
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.ntu.ac.uk/staff-profiles/law/liz-curran

ANU College of Law ( email )

Melbourne based
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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