As part of their work to support advocacy strategy development and implementation, evaluators’ theories of how policy change occurs need to account for how the political context has shifted over time. They should take into account the hyper-partisanship, and the profound shifts in media coverage of American politics. Once-effective tactics may not have the same impact they once did, while efforts to foster “transpartisan” coalitions working from the outside in will also face obstacles in the current environment. Daniel Stid, Director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Madison Initiative, which aims to improve the ability of Congress to deliberate, negotiate and compromise, will share insights about these changing political dynamics and their implications for policy change strategy and evaluation. Check out Daniel’s slides and remarks, or watch the video of the event.