Building advocacy competence in Nepal

Supporting business associations and trade-support institutions

This web page has been created as a resource to support individuals and organisations who are engaged in public-private dialogue and private sector advocacy in Nepal. The page has been developed within the framework of the EU-Nepal Trade and Investment Programme (TIP), funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in collaboration with the Government of Nepal. As part of the advocacy activities under the EU-Nepal TIP, it aims at supporting trade-support institutions (TSIs) and business membership organizations (BMOs) in Nepal to strengthen their capacity to conduct trade-related advocacy and engage in public-private dialogue.

In addition to the resources on this page, intended to complement the training programme offered to trade support institutions in Nepal, a wide range of other resources is available elsewhere on this website including many more factsheets, more detailed handbooks, worked examples and links to resources and advice from other organisations.

1. Defining advocacy and policy dialogue

2. Introducing the five step approach to advocacy

Five step approach to advocacy: Effective advocacy requires a simple and logical approach
Commissioning research: You do not have to be able to undertake research yourself but you may need to commission it. This factsheet tells you how.
Undertaking research: If you want to do your own research, this factsheet will get you started
Five steps
assignment one
Preparing policy positions
Preparing policy positions: An introduction to the important requirements for a succinct yet compelling written policy position
PPP retrak
Retrak back page

3. ITC's approach to non-tariff barriers

4. Formulating effective policy positions and argumentation

5. Effective advocacy communication and engagement with policymakers

getting to yes
Policy positions

Feel free to roam this entire website. You may find other materials and adivce that will help you. In particular you may want to look at the full list of factsheets and handbooks. You can come back to this page by clicking on 'Capacity building'in the top level menu and then selecting 'Nepal'.