This Guidance Note is the result of the collaborative engagement of the global network of ILC NES facilitators, in particular a convening aimed at cross-regional exchange of experiences held in Quito, Ecuador, in July 2017.
Engaging policy makers to influence policy: a guidance note
What we've learned from national engagement strategies
Multi-stakeholder platforms are increasingly recognised as important vehicles to build sustained dialogue among actors aiming to improve policy design and implementation. In the field of land and natural resource rights, the International Land Coalition has made perhaps the broadest global investment in such platforms, designed to promote people- centered land governance through national engagement strategies in 22 countries.
A key challenge concerns how to e effectively engage government in the dialogue process to achieve maximum influence. Designing an effective strategy requires a solid understanding of the national context, a well-developed vision of the appropriate role of the platform within this context, and a willingness to jointly evaluate and adapt approaches based on experience.