Contribution Assessment Methodological Guidelines
Methods to evaluate policy processes and outcomes are especially underdeveloped, yet are needed to optimise the influence of research on policy for addressing complex issues. This report from IUCN delineates a set of easy to understand steps to conduct a Contribution Analysis.
The purpose of these methodological guidelines is to provide M&E practitioners with a set of simple steps that serve as a guide for a process of qualitative analysis that seeks to identify, describe, and weigh the various contributions made by key stakeholders involved in a given process of social change. These guidelines were developed through the experience gained of the successful implementation of four CAs conducted by IUCN in Guatemala, El Salvador, Uganda, and Viet Nam – across forestry and ocean plastic pollution projects.