5.1 Level of influence on duty bearers, with the aim of addressing a conflict driver or increasing space for social action


The purpose of this indicator is to measure the effect and progress of our influencing strategies. The indicator is a progress indicator based on assessments of several parameters, to determine which level of influence we are at where level 1 is the lowest and level 5 is the highest level. The indicator should tell whether NCA and partners have chosen effective influencing strategies or if we should adjust the advocacy strategies to increase our influence.  



This indicator depends on the context we operate in and contextual analysis will have to be carried out annually, as changed context will reinforce or reduce the possibilities to increase levels of influence. 

Data Source

  • Submitted policy proposals / studies / recommendations 
  • Advocacy meeting reports 
  • Media publicity 
  • Feedback from duty bearers on our initiatives, such as comments, e-mails, response to questions 
  • Duty bearers’ speeches, statements 
  • Policy documents, government’s strategies 
  • Government’s budget documents 
  • Governmental plans 
  • Parliamentary discussions 

How to Collect

Fill out the “ladder” below to determine your current level of influence”. 

How to analyse

A thorough baseline description is necessary to measure progress. The baseline is a description of current level of influence at the beginning of an influencing process and the goal is to move upwards the “ladder” towards increased influence on duty bearers. The baseline should include a narrative description based on analysis of “signs of influence” connected to each level to justify the categorisation. 

To measure progress, the above-described analysis must be repeated regularly for each separate advocacy process/duty bearer. Fill out the “ladder” describing level of influence and compare to baseline/previous years’ analysis.  

When setting your targets, please keep in mind that, in certain difficult contexts, status quo, maintaining your current level of influence, can be justified as positive results. 

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