The interim stage of this evaluation examines progress in the work of The Advocacy Initiative through a review of the outputs and a consultation exercise with key stakeholders. The Advocacy Initiative is clearly at a critical phase. This report is introduced in the context of taking decisions about how best to utilise the resources (including relationships) already developed; what new activities to undertake (if any) and agreeing a clearly focused exit strategy and legacy.
The review has pointed to key strengths in the work to date of The Advocacy Initiative. These relate to the manner in which the project has created and maintained open space for discussion and critical self-reflection. Important resources and learning have been produced and shared across a range of existing and new platforms and networks. The Advocacy Initiative has also worked to identify and respond to capacity gaps in the area of social justice advocacy.