CSOs as development actors are profoundly affected by the policies and practices of donors, developing country governments and CSOs in their role as donors. This toolkit provides the necessary information, guidance and tools that CSOs around the world can use to contextualise the International Framework and advocate for a more enabling environment for CSO development effectiveness.

Key messages

  • Identify, analyse and prioritise external barriers
  • Conduct an Enabling Environment Analysis
  • Define clearly what changes require influencing
  • Analyse the political context
  • Target powerful actors beyond the national context
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • Build alliances and coalitions
  • Collect evidence and develop messages for key audiences
  • Consider the source and format in which messages will be delivered
  • Formalise everything into an advocacy plan
  • Implement monitoring and evaluation strategies