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ARTICLE ON MERGING DEVELOPMENTAL AND FEMINIST EVALUATION IN APRIL AJE
Programs seeking to challenge and change gender and power relationships require a nimble, evolving monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) system that helps make sense of how nonlinear complex social change happens. This article describes efforts by Oxfam Canada to develop such a system for a women’s rights and gender equality program. The system, which we call a feminist learning system (FLS), is an interconnected, nonlinear system that emerged over the program life cycle and responded to evaluative challenges and information needs we encountered along the way. The learning-oriented focus of the system differentiates it from more standard approaches to monitoring and evaluation. We situate the system within current evaluation thinking and research, arguing that it represents a merging of developmental evaluation and feminist evaluation. The synergistic fit of the two approaches provided an evaluative framework that strengthened Oxfam Canada’s ability to monitor, evaluate, and learn from our highly complex program. It also provided a lens that viewed MEL activities as part of a continuum of social transformation that reinforced programmatic goals related to women’s rights and gender equality.
This special issue on "The Politics of Austerity" is available to view. As the editors comment, "Our contributors have addressed the complex problems of austerity in three main ways: first, by challenging the economic and political orthodoxies about the nature of the crisis and the political responses to it for their gendered underpinnings; second, by revealing the gendered, racialised and sexualised exclusions and violence–both material and discursive–that neo-liberal policies of austerity have produced and enabled, and the limits and possibilities of resistance that have resulted; and third, by tracking the gendered impacts of specific austerity policies and the emerging forms of resistance to them."
Elena Vacchelli, Preeti Kathrecha and Natalie Gyte
Fem Rev 109: 180-189; doi:10.1057/fr.2014.38
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Enjoy, and comments welcome (especially anyone else who works with grassroots women’s organisations).
This comes courtesy Jim Rugh and Oumoul Khayri Ba Tall
Inspired by an excellent review by Bob Williams in the March issue of AJE (the American Journal of Evaluation), I have just ordered a copy of the book Emerging Practices in International Development, edited by Stewart Donaldson, Tarek Azzam and Ross Conner. There is also a review on the Information Age Publishing website. I commend this book to the attention of all of us involved in evaluating international (or, as Bob points out, any) program.
Thanks to Shobha Raghuram for sharing
Melinda Gates has published a wonderful “Perspective” in Science magazine, explaining how development work is improved by implementing gender analysis. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6202/1273.full.pdf
NATIONAL EVALUATION POLICY IN THE SOUTH AFRICA
The UNEG Taskforce on Human Rights and Gender Equality led by UN Women and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has launched the complete “Guidance on integrating human rights and gender equality in evaluation”. The guidance is meant to accompany a more concise field handbook developed in 2011 (available athttp://www.unevaluation.org/document/detail/980) by providing additional in-depth information on ways in which to integrate human rights and gender equality into each phase of an evaluation. A webinar on the new guidance was held on 26 September 2014.
This is from Julia Espinosa
last publication about gender equality, human rights and evaluation. The book Diferentes aproximaciones para hacer una evaluación sensible al género y al enfoque basado en derechos humanos para el desarrollo / Different approaches to carry out a gender and human rights sensitive evaluation. This is a publication of the Ministry of Foreing Affairs and Cooperation of the Government of Spain and it is based in a two-years researchprocess carried out by a team from Complutense University of Madrid -Juan Andrés Ligero, Carmen Mormeneo, María Bustelo and I-. The goal of this research was to identify and analyse the different proposals to integrate a gender pespective and a human rights based approach into development evaluation.
At the moment, this is only in Spanish but this is being traslated into English. So, we will share with you the English version as soon as we receive it.
New book on National Eval policies is available for free download. Read the details here http://gendereval.ning.com/forum/topics/new-book-on-national-evalua...Thanks to Asela Kalugampitiya for posting and Marco Segone for sharing.
Thank you for starting this useful group- wanted to let you know that the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), which is runing this online community through the 'Engendering Policy through Evaluation' project has some very useful links on gender and evaluation on its website, http://www.feministevaluation.org under the resources head. This is still a small resource section, but we hope to add to it in the coming months. If there are any references you would like to share, we would also be very grateful.
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