The Motivations of Civil Society in Designing Evidence-based Approaches to a Human Security Strategy in Mali

This policy brief provides fresh insights and practical lessons for policy makers, practitioners, and researchers on the motivations of Malian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organization (CSOs) for designing evidence-based approaches to a human security strategy in Mali. In understanding why civil society chose specific methods of collecting data to inform human security strategy, the research utilized Q Methodology to conduct interviews with key decision-makers from a sample of 8 NGOs in the city of Bamako and 30 CSOs in the three regions of Kayes, Timbuktu, and Mopti from March-April 2016. It also drew upon 12 semi- structured interviews in Bamako in January 2016 with representatives of the Malian government, international organizations, and local organizations on questions of human security, coordination and collaboration, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), lobbying, and advocacy.

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