Facilitated advocacy is an approach to development initiatives that enables people situated across diverse cultural, economic, educational, professional, societal and linguistic spheres to engage more equitably. By doing so, potential changes in policy and practice can improve people’s livelihoods and life circumstances.

This book provides context and definition for facilitated advocacy. It suggests a role for the approach, as the world once again embarks on a set of UN-coordinated development goals. The book outlines the skills and experience required to facilitate groups of people in order to identify and advocate for changes that they consider necessary. This is illustrated through a series of co-authored case studies from Cambodia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. These range from standing up for the rights of tribal communities in eastern India and improving service delivery to villages in Vietnam, to developing an inclusive fisheries policy in Pakistan and building social enterprises in Odisha State of India.

This book offers a critically reflective description of what has been tried, adapted and replicated, furthering action research in the field of development studies. It offers theorists and practitioners an opportunity to examine their own work in contrast and in recognition of the realities of living with paradoxes.

chapter 1|6 pages

An approach to development in a world of paradoxes

ByGraham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 2|7 pages

Facilitated advocacy in action

ByGraham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 3|7 pages

Building a strategy impacting the poorest communes

A case study in Vietnam
ByNguyen Song Ha, Tran Ngoc Mai, Graham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 4|7 pages

Fishers campaign for, debate and achieve change

A case study in Cambodia
ByThay Somony, Graham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 5|16 pages

How farmers and fishers achieved changes in aquaculture policy and practice

A case study in eastern India
ByKuddus Ansary, Satyendra D Tripathi, Graham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 6|8 pages

The Light of Life weavers of Sambalpuri Saris

A case study in Odisha, eastern India
BySatyendra D. Tripathi, Graham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 7|8 pages

Two worlds across a highway

A case study in Pakistan
ByMuhammad Junaid Wattoo, Graham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 8|7 pages

Facilitated advocacy in the context of disaster relief

A case study in Sri Lanka
ByGraham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 9|8 pages

Taking Aqua Shops from Asia to Africa

A case study in Kenya
BySusan Otieno, Graham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 10|10 pages

Getting scientific equipment into development policies

A case study in Ghana
ByGeorge Owusu Essegbey, Stephen Awuni, Nighisty Ghezae, Graham Haylor, William Savage

chapter 11|10 pages

A place for facilitated advocacy in a world of SDGs

ByGraham Haylor, William Savage