In the Negotiations & Accountability module, participants learn how to negotiate policy commitments and to trackand monitor a commitment through implementation. Participants learn how to adapt their approach in the negotiation process, with a particular focus on influencing budget changes with ministries of finance. This session is particularly valuable for advocacy efforts to hold policymakers accountable for commitments.
At the conclusion of this module, participants will be able to:
- Describe how policy solutions may evolve as they move through stages of the policy process, with a special focus on budget commitments.
- Identify entry points for advocates in a typical national budget process. Describe how to identify and document effective strategies and/or barriers that may have contributed to the success or failure of policy communication and negotiation efforts..
- Identify common steps of a national budget process and entry points for advocates.
- Describe how to track, monitor, and map implementation of policy communication efforts to identify likely causes of setbacks when goals are not achieved.