Favourite picture from the Pastoral study

Prateek favourite photo from the pastoral study. This photo is something which I could relate to. We could point out before going to the field how pastoral woman's work does not find itself within the women and work discourse but it was after understanding the relationship of women with animals, we could understand the nature of "work" which a pastoral woman does. 


Dear Members,

IDEAS is an independent association of evaluation professionals, those interested in evaluation, and those who seek to bring credible information and knowledge to the development agenda. As you know IDEAS is organising an international evaluation conference next week in Bangkok. If you are attending kindly leave your names in the comments section so that all members of Gender and Evaluation community can know who is attending. Maybe we can meet informally. Also share if you are presenting at the conference.

Happy to inform that we will be presenting as well. Do join us on 30th October from 11 am to 12:30 pm. 

"Special panel session 7: Equity focused and gender responsive evaluations from India, chaired by Rashmi Agrawal.

Panel members Rituu B. Nanda, Vimala Ramachandran, Renu Khanna, Vivek Pandey and Venu Arora
Sponsored and organized by the Institute of Social Studies Trust of India"

Warm regards,


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Dear Colleagues,

I hope all is well. As a member of the IDEAS Board, I will be attending the Global Assembly. We are all working very hard to make this year's event a very memorable one for all participants. I will be presenting on Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD). However, our GenderEVal fellow members out there who will be attending the conference might be particularly interested in the following session on Equity and Gender "Children and girls – and a simplified audit methodology" (more details below):

Abstracts at: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3dWAH4V0kE9ZG5Kamtmdno4S1k...

Chair:  Michele Tarsilla, IDEAS Board Member

Juliet Carolyn Anewa Odeke
Evaluating UPE outcomes for the girl child in Uganda; an appraisal of lessons for development based recommendations

Sonal Zaveri
Engendered and Endangered Realities: Evaluation of High Risk Adolescent Girls

Serge Eric Yakeu Djiam
Capitalization of lessons learned from the survival yards for disabled people in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Niger

Shagun Sabarwal
Gender sensitive and politically relevant real-world impact evaluations: lessons from 3ie impact evaluations

Hur Hassnain
Allowing Children to Measure and Report on Levels of Perceived Safety in their Community in the Conflict Affected Countries

I look forward to connecting with many of you at the conference.



Michele Tarsilla, Ph.D.

Evaluation and Capacity Development Specialist

Twitter: MiEval_TuEval - My LinkedIn Blogs

Seems to be a very interesting panel. Look forward to seeing you Michele!

Thank you Michele,really it is important for me to attend the Global assembly,and share knowledge's and experiences with my colleagues however I'am challenged by funds.


Really wants to but not coming due to constraints of funds.

Will try to share whatever I learn. Would that be ok? As you shared the photos of SLEVA conference, through them I got a glimpse what happened. It was nice. Also I am presenting our gender and evaluation community. Would you have any ideas on how and what to share? Thanks!

Dear Ritu

My Pleasure  and please do so. Yes I would like to share since i am attached to SLEvA as well as I am one of the Board Member and Elected Secretary from 1st of November to APEA (Asian Pacific Evaluation Association), that  through my work  proven  experience developing and using innovative qualitative evaluation techniques to assess the  gender base violence awareness among the garment factory workers in Sri Lanka. How ever we faced enormous challenges , during the data collections scenario. i.e. it was known factor in the program level that most awareness has been deliver to women  groups than men groups. But our evaluations of well balance gender FDGs, during the session we were able to receive  unexpected  hostile from elder men populations as well as collaborative approach from young men populations.  


Dear colleagues,

I will be attending the IDEAS Global Assembly. I will attend the pre-meeting workshops as well. My own presentation on evaluating education initiatives in protracted refugee situations is on October 29. 

I look forward to meeting colleagues who are attending.




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