policy advocacy is about providing the evidence for the changes we want to see in the world
At Results, we use evidence to persuade people in power both that change is necessary and that our proposal is the best way to achieve this. In addition to supporting our parliamentary advocacy colleagues with briefings for MPs, we work with civil servants, global health officials and international organisations to make change.
These are one of the most common forms of policy advocacy at Results. They set out the problem and solution in significant detail. They can include original research, case studies of what is happening on the ground, or analysis of existing data. They include recommendations for different advocacy targets, for example the UK Government or a global health body such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
A key part of policy advocacy is seeking to influence the content of political declarations and international agreements. This can include working to persuade the UK Government to call for certain policies or language to be included, and working to influence the text directly.
A key part of Results’ advocacy is focused on raising money for multilateral bodies that work on global health and education. We strongly believe that multilateralism is the best way to tackle global problems such as poverty. In addition to mobilising resources for multilaterals, we work to influence the way they engage with civil society organisations and affected communities and ensure that they are included in decision making.