Evaluation Conclave in Kathmandu, Nepal
26th Feb – 1st March 2013
I would like to extend my gratitude towards “Institute of Social Studies Trust” (ISST) for providing an opportunity to attend the fruitful and participatory “Evaluation Conclave” held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 26th of Feb till 1st of March 2013. Here I met people from different walks of life (evaluators, academicians,…Continue
Why feminist evaluations?
The Evaluation conclave was an excellent opportunity where ISST played a pivotal role of bringing many development organizations on the same platform as many researchers and evaluators. It was a great opportunity to share our work and learn from other interconnected sectors. It was a great opportunity not only to meet, interact and learn from some veteran like Dr. Robert Chambers. His style of conducting the workshop took me back in time…Continue
The MPhil Programme in Development Practice at Ambedkar University, Delhi has been started in collaboration with a developmental sector organisation called PRADAN. It is an innovative experiment where a University and a development sector agent have come together to join hands and re-think the regular structure of 'development' courses and 'discourses' imparted through rural management,…Continue
Added by Gurpreet Kaur on May 6, 2013 at 16:37 — No Comments
Not talking much on this international event let me concentrate more towards the learning and my future plan derived from this international gathering held in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Within the series of parallel sessions, it was really a challenge to chose and attend only one session within a time frame. But as per the interest I opted mostly to…Continue
Engendering Policy through Evaluation, Institute of Social Studies Trust, New Delhi
Supported by IDRC and Ford Foundation
Call for proposals:
Feminist approaches to evaluation seek to unpack the nature of gender and social inequalities and further see evaluation as a political activity, itself part of a change process. There is relatively little literature on feminist evaluation, and our objective is to help build the field by supporting research on Design, Methods, Process,…
Added by Shraddha Chigateri on May 2, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments
In our daily work routines most of us tend to get so occupied with jumping from one task to another, meeting deadlines and producing deliverables, that we rarely get a chance to take a step back and think about what we’re doing and how we could do it better, and somewhere the purpose begins to get lost. Given this reality, the Evaluation Conclave provided not only a much needed opportunity to reflect on our evaluation experiences, but with all the informed and stimulating sessions, also a…Continue
Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) in association with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung organizes Gender and Economic Policy (GEP) Discussion Forums to provide an opportunity to economists, policy makers and gender advocates to discuss and critique economic policy from a gender lens in a structured manner. Organized once in two months, the focus of the forums is on contemporary issues, such as the links between gender and Foreign Direct Investment. This is the second year of the discussion…Continue
Added by Shiny Saha on April 29, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
It was really a nice moment for me when the participation in the Evaluation Conclave was confirmed and I have started to initiate thinking on how best I could learn from the Conclave as well as could contribute both personal and ‘Feminist evaluation’ experience.
For me, it was the first time to be part of this type of colossal Conclave, which would discuss, learn, think and plan only on Evaluation! The Conclave was designed in a way, so that maximum you can learn in a single Conclave,…Continue
The VII Gender and Economic Policy Discussion forum, organized by the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) in association with Heinrich Böll Stiftung, on the politics and economics of FDI through a gender lens was held at the India Habitat Centre on the 9th of April . Presentations were made by Ms. Ranja Sengupta (Third World Network), Dr. Arpita Mukherjee (ICRIER) and Ms. Anandi Venkateswaran (Govt. of India); chaired by Ms. Sarojini Ganju Thakur IAS (Retd.). The discussion revolved…Continue
Gender a word which defines many thoughts regarding male & female. We define them more extensively on our ways. An individual defines it on his way, a group defines it on its way and society defines it on many ways. Today I am discussing a view and real incident regarding Gender Discrimination in our society. On an average near about 48% women are being harassed by women and rest by men. A recent incident become in our organisation; a girl named with Nazia admitted…Continue
Are you a health professional who left your home city/country or chose to stay back after studies/work? Do you know anyone who did so? We want to hear from you. Please share your stories with us, and we'll post it in our discussions on the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA) E-Platform. In the run up to the World Health Worker's Week April 8th to 12th, this is a global discussion to understand the issues of health workforce migration.
Global Health Workforce…Continue
Added by Aditi Sethi on April 4, 2013 at 10:48 — No Comments
Thought some of you may be interested in this.
Mayoux, L 2008, Steering Life's Rocky Road -Equal and Together, Gender Action Learning System, Core Manual, http://www.wemanresources.info/documents/Page2_GALS/SteeringLife'sRockyRoad.pdf
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on April 1, 2013 at 18:18 — No Comments
The Development Review is an international Journal aimed at bringing the voices from the grassroots. It is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in the development sector. It is published quarterly. Specific focus of the journal would be on the following subjects.
About the Organization:
The Development CAFE is a registered nonprofit organization aimed at enhancing information and communications technology (ICT) skills for development professionals, scientists, researchers and students aroundthe world. DevCAFE'S Professional Development for Development Professionals (PDDP) program aims to expand delivery of ICT skills todevelopment professionals in formats that meet the unique needs of…
Added by Dr Valentine J Gandhi on March 19, 2013 at 17:02 — No Comments
I was very fortunate to attend the Evaluation Conclave in Nepal under the project Engendering Policy through Evaluation hosted by Institute of Social Studies Trust. Participatory approaches, evaluation and strength-based approaches- these are what excite me in my work. Therefore, during the Conclave I decided to pick up the workshops on these topics to strengthen my skills.
With increased emphasis on the…Continue
Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), a government institute, Delhi, India invited me to facilitate a session on strength-based approach and evaluation. IAMR is conducting a three month course on Monitoring and Evaluation for international students.
Appreciative Inquiry and Evaluation (AIAE) is a recent development in the evaluation realm. The AIAE focuses on root causes of what worked, why it worked and how it worked. The evaluation results are used right way for revisiting vision/goal/objective, redefining strategy and refining plan of work of programme being evaluated. As the evaluation results are used right way to improve the programme, this evaluation enhances the use of evaluation.…Continue
Attending the Kathmandu Conclave: Feb 26-March 1, 2013
Since I reached on the 26th afternoon, I missed Katherine's opening keynote, (but have since viewed this on the Conclave youtube and although its not the same, I can see why it was so much appreciated!). What I did attend on the 26th/ was the workshop on Appreciative Enquiry, also on 27th. (Ganapati Ojha and Ram Chandra Lamichchane, also Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas). This approach as I understood it seeks to…Continue
Added by Ratna Mangala Sudarshan on March 12, 2013 at 9:04 — No Comments
Hi all, I did a couple of searches in AEAs library for materials that may be of interest to you as a group. These returns may include: presentations from our annual conference, workshop presentations, speeches, posters, etc.
First, I searched the term "feminist" and came up with the following 25 results, organized by date (most recent to oldest) http://bit.ly/Yevq4y
Then, I searched for all items in the library…Continue
I am pleased to inform you all that a toolkit is online now. The toolkit "Equal Access Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit" is guided by the principles of the Communication for Social Change approach to C4D and participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E). This toolkit aims to help communication for development (C4D) organisations to demonstrate the impacts and outcomes of their…Continue