Thesis subject

How effective is advocacy as a strategy for advancing inclusive development?

Advocacy is a common strategy for advancing inclusive development, since it is seen as a way to address structural causes of poverty, exclusion and injustice. But how effective is it?

This study consists of a review of the research on advocacy effectiveness in the context of development. Different subtopics can be chosen, focusing, for example, on:

  • effectiveness of different actors (e.g. international NGOs, national-level ngos, social movements, coalitions) and strategies
  • extent and nature of effects
  • explanation of effects.
  • a theme
  • region

 Given the wide array of options, several students can choose this topic.