December 2014 Blog Posts (5)

Towards Socialist Feminist Theory of Change

Abstract

This blog explores the meaning of socialist feminist theories of change, and illustrates its application to promote safe migration of women.  It also analyses factors to be kept in mind while developing socialist feminist theories of change.

The author is grateful for the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women for inviting me to facilitate a workshop on the same this year and the participants in the same. They however bear no responsibility for shortcomings.…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on December 29, 2014 at 12:51 — 10 Comments

What should projects accomplish… and for whom?

What should projects accomplish… and for whom?

An unnamed international non-profit client contacted me to evaluate their resilience project mid-stream, to gauge prospects for sustainable handover. EUREKA, I thought! After email discussions with them I drafted an evaluation process that included learning from a variety of stakeholders, ranging from Ministries, local government and the national University who were to take over the programming work about what they thought would be most…

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Added by Jindra Cekan, PhD on December 22, 2014 at 1:30 — 1 Comment

Early Christmas Present: Evaluation Letter to Santa Claus

Dear GenderEval Colleagues,

I hope this note finds you well. I have been enjoying my e-mail exchanges with many members of this community this past year. My research on Evaluation Capacity Development (presented at the AfrEA Conference as well as at AEA and EES) as well as my recent study on Unintended Outcomes with Michael Bamberger and my even more recent research on cultural competence in evaluation (in French and English) gave me a unique opportunity to greatly benefit from your…

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Added by Michele Tarsilla on December 19, 2014 at 20:30 — 4 Comments

Closing the Gender Gap with Social Safety Nets?

 By Caroline Heider, Director-General, Independent Evaluation Group               Caroline Heider, DGE  

An IEG report on the gender implications of social safety net projects finds that even when these interventions don’t aim to have an impact on gender equality, they usually do. 

Social safety net interventions affect gender equality, whether they plan to or not. Our recent systematic review of …

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Added by Tim Irwin on December 17, 2014 at 2:18 — 2 Comments

What makes evaluations influential?

Caroline Heider, DGE

By: Caroline Heider, Director-General, Independent Evaluation Group 

Evaluations that make a difference address the issue of influence throughout the process

As with development practitioners, evaluators frequently ask…

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Added by Tim Irwin on December 11, 2014 at 2:03 — No Comments

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