In May 2017, INTRAC organised a five-day study visit in Britain for the King Khalid Foundation (KKF), Saudi Arabia. The purpose of the visit was to learn from major British development agencies how they plan and implement their advocacy strategies and how evidence-based research supports them in this. They discussed strategic planning and different approaches to advocacy with Oxfam and Save the Children International, the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion, the Centre for Charity Effectiveness (CASS Business School, City University of London), NESTA, the Policy Lab at the Cabinet Office, NCVO and ODI.
The KKF is a grant-making charitable foundation, which has previously led a campaign about domestic violence and has also produced policy papers on poverty and inequality in Saudi Arabia. The three-member KKF delegation, which made the visit from 15-19 May, included the general secretary of the KKF, Princess Banderi A.R. Al-Faisal, Ms Rahaf Al-Sanosi and Mr Osamah Alhenaki, both advisers of the KKF policy design unit.