Our Knowledge, Resources & Publications

We are always learning through our work, and we seek to accelerate change more broadly by sharing our frameworks, approaches, and lessons learned.

Feature Report

Measuring Political Will


2016

A win often means getting the support of elected officials, and the Policymaker Rating method was designed to measure just that. This brief shares scenarios where this method was applied and modified to show what has worked (and what utterly failed).

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Briefs / Reports
2018

Executive Summary of the Collective Impact Study report by ORS Impact and Spark Policy Institute, who completed a rigorous study to understand when and how collective impact contributes to systems and population change. Looking across 25 initiatives working on different focus areas, the study looks at the contribution and outcomes of collective impact, the design and implementation of the collective impact approach, with a specific deep-dive into equity.

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Briefs / Reports
2018

ORS Impact and Spark Policy Institute completed a rigorous study to understand when and how collective impact contributes to systems and population change. Looking across 25 initiatives working on different focus areas, the study looks at the contribution and outcomes of collective impact, the design and implementation of the collective impact approach, with a specific deep-dive into equity. The study also lifts up implications from the study as well as considerations for different audiences.

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Briefs / Reports
2017

Advocacy evaluation as a field has lacked good, rigorous examples of how to examine the cause-and-effect relationship between advocacy and policy change. A non-experimental impact evaluation method that holds promise is contribution analysis.

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Briefs / Reports
2017

Is there a disconnect between the data you collect and the decisions you make?

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