"USAID/OTI-funded Lebanon Civic Support Initiative (LCSI) supported a number of
advocacy initiatives in Lebanon between 2010-2012, with an objective to enhance civil
society organizations' capacity to advocate for local or national issues. LCSI developed
an Advocacy Index that measures an NGO’s capacity to advocate before and after every
advocacy grant. The index assesses the NGO on a scale from 0-6 in five competency
areas: coalition building and NGO linkages, outreach, engagement with decision-makers,
data research and analysis, and policy development"