Advocacy Impact Programme

The Advocacy Impact Programme aims to improve social accountability practice in sub-Saharan Africa through the analysis and generation of knowledge from lessons learnt on the ground through the work that the PSAM, as well as its partners do.

The AIP aims to better enable the PSAM and its partners to learn from their advocacy achievements and challenges so that their work remains relevant and at the forefront of the sector. This is done through undertaking research on the work of PSAM and its partners, which it shares within the social accountability community of practice with the aim of influencing African and global discourses in the field.

Key functions of the AIP include: research, fostering learning within the PSAM and its partners, knowledge generation and distribution, and networking across the sector.

The above functions are achieved through the following key activities: case study research (see publications list below), the hosting of a biennial conference (for more information about the 2016 conference go to:, managing the COPSAM website (,  conference & seminar presentations, and fostering organisational learning.

AIP outputs