Number of denominations trained in CCT Advocacy

Indicator Phrasing

Number of church denominations trained in CCT Advocacy, campaigning or Social Accountability per country

Indicator Phrasing

INDICATOR PHRASING: Number of church denominations trained in CCT Advocacy, campaigning or Social Accountability per country

What is its purpose?

Demonstrating the scale of CCT advocacy through measuring the number of different denominations 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


‘Denomination’ refers to a recognized autonomous branch of the Christian Church (including Mega Churches) which governs, shares doctrine and resources a group of churches.
Mega churches can be counted as a denomination, even if they don't use that title themselves, if they have governance across smaller churches.

A denomination should not be counted if it merely has some facilitators who have been trained in CCT. This is about strategic engagement with the denomination.
Church denominations can be engaged directly by Tearfund or indirectly through partners and allies.

‘CCT Advocacy & Social Accountability training’ refers to a 3 to 5 days 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 monitor their engagement within a “Stakeholders mapping” spreadsheet. 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.

The Social Accountability Adviser, Advocacy cluster advisers and/or Advocacy country office advisors should provide support on advocacy mapping and tracking the denomination/network advocacy activities

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

Key to note the multiple ways local churches may come to engage with CCT advocacy:

  • where advocacy is being integrated through Tearfund CCM Advocacy and social accountability capacity training.  ‘CCT Advocacy & Social Accountability training’ refers to a 3 to 5 days training on advocacy foundations, poverty & Advocacy advocacy cycle, steps of CCM advocacy integration and use of different social accountability tools.

  • where Tearfund has influenced or catalysed local churches to begin integrating advocacy.

  • Where advocacy has occurred organically through CCT approach

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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