Church Networks trained in CCT advocacy and Social Accountability

Indicator Phrasing

Number of church networks trained in CCT advocacy and Social Accountability

Indicator Phrasing

INDICATOR PHRASING: Number of church networks trained in CCT advocacy and Social Accountability

What is its purpose?

Demonstrating the scale of CCT advocacy through measuring the number of different denominations and church networks who have completed training in CCT Advocacy, campaigning and/or Social accountability tools as a result of training conducted or funded by Tearfund and/or a local Tearfund partner, or that of allies where Tearfund have played a catalytic role. This indicator provides a proxy measure of the capacity for scale up of local churches using advocacy as part of their CCT process.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data


‘Church Network' refers to a group or system of interconnected churches that are non denominational in nature. They do not have an overarching governance system, but instead share similar values and commit to sharing resources (learning, best practices, strategic issues and in some cases financial resources). A church network should not be counted if it merely has some facilitators who have been trained in CCT. This is about strategic engagement with the church network. Church networks can be engaged directly by Tearfund or indirectly through partners and allies.

‘CCT Advocacy & Social Accountability training’ refers to a 3-5 day training on advocacy foundations, advocacy cycle, steps of CCM advocacy and social accountability tools e.g. Social Audits, community score cards, public expenditure tracking tool, among other tools.


Country teams to collect the disaggregated data of the denominations, churches and communities trained on advocacy, campaigning or social accountability. This data should then be fed into the TRACK system and validated by the advocacy advisors and the Social Accountability Advisor.  

Country teams should include monitoring data of their engagement with denominations within a “Stakeholders mapping” spreadsheet used for tracking general CCT engagement. This mapping should reflect and track the engagement and relationships as well as any training undertaken with church denominations and church networks that are being strategically targeted.

Who collects?

CCT coordinators at country level should monitor any advocacy training provided to  church denominations and/or  church networks whose capacity on CCT Advocacy and social accountability is being built; monitor the progress  at all levels regularly and keep progress updated.

If the Social Accountability adviser or Advocacy matrix team member has conducted training, they should check that this is being recorded at country level reporting.

TNE and CCT advisers should provide support in the mapping of church denominations, prioritizing, support and advice for strategic relationship building and monitoring the progress.

Important Comments

Advocacy and Social Accountability are pillars to strengthen CCT’s impact and Scale Up.

To understand where Tearfund funds have been used (directly or have funded a partner to do training) and where Tearfund has influenced or catalysed users can look at where this data is added and narrative within Track.

This guidance was prepared by Tearfund ©

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