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Gender-Transformative Evaluation Frameworks- REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julia Espinosa Sep 1, 2017. 5 Replies

Greetings from IndiaThe Institute of Social Studies Trust is putting together on-line course on Gender-Transformation Evaluation in India.  with the support of the Ford Foundation   The intended…Continue

Tags: Evaluation, Transformative, Gender, Tools

Evaluation Policy of South Asian Countries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ranjani K.Murthy Jan 15, 2016. 4 Replies

Dear friendsThose who have the (draft/final) evaluation policy of one/several South Asian countries, can you please share the same.I am looking at policies of- India- Nepal- Bangladesh- Pakistan-…Continue

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Do you have a question on gender and equity-focused evaluation?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sille Jansen Sep 9, 2015. 9 Replies

If there is one thing you wanted to know on gender-transformative/feminist evaluation what would it be?We will compile the questions and then try to find answers amongst our members of gender and…Continue

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Is the gender scorecard useful assessing performance of government and NGOs on gender equality and women's empowerment?

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I have posted two documents on an interesting Gender Scorecard tool that UNDG has evolved for assessing UN country teams from a gender equality and women's empowerment lens.It would be good to debate…Continue

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Are surrogate cum participatory evaluations gender-socially transformative?

I do evaluations which I often call participatory. I have a consultation with the primary stakeholders on what should be evaluated, involve them in the process of evaluation, and analyse and validate findings with them. While it is participatory, the control rests with me, and I act as a proxy or surrogate for the marginalised women/girls, men/boys and transwomen/transmen.However, being a "surrogate", do I really capture the voices of marginalised, which may be contradictory given the…See More
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Ranjani K.Murthy commented on Barbara Klugman's blog post What is feminist about outcome harvesting?
"Dear Barbara Thanks  I think both process and outcomes need to reflect a feminist perspective The process of arrive at outcome maps, definition of boundary partners, and what one would expect to see, like to see and love to see have to reflect…"
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Rituu B Nanda commented on Ranjani K.Murthy's blog post What is different about evaluating work with men and boys on challenging dominant masculinities? -with CHSJ and other organisations
"I like how you explain your point Ranjani. You have a deep understanding of gender:-) In the case I was mentioning not only men but also grandparents both grandpa and grandma are taking responsibility for immunisation of children.  Earlier the…"
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Ranjani K.Murthy commented on Ranjani K.Murthy's blog post What is different about evaluating work with men and boys on challenging dominant masculinities? -with CHSJ and other organisations
"Dear Rituu Thanks for sharing.  Gender roles can be redefined in a instrumental and contingent way, in the best interest of the child and when mothers are sick the fathers take the child for immunisation, or in a transformative way- women too…"
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Rituu B Nanda commented on Ranjani K.Murthy's blog post What is different about evaluating work with men and boys on challenging dominant masculinities? -with CHSJ and other organisations
"Hi Ranjani, I have found your blog very useful and examples very powerful. Am going to use them in my work.  A big thank you! See one of my blogs here on engaging young men in self assessment using SALT and CLCP a strength based…"
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Are surrogate cum participatory evaluations gender-socially transformative?

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I do evaluations which I often call participatory. I have a consultation with the primary stakeholders on what should be evaluated, involve them in the process of evaluation, and analyse and validate findings with them. While it is participatory, the control rests with me, and I act as a proxy or surrogate for the marginalised women/girls, men/boys and transwomen/transmen.

However, being a "surrogate", do I really capture the voices of marginalised, which may be contradictory given…

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What is different about evaluating work with men and boys on challenging dominant masculinities? -with CHSJ and other organisations

Posted on March 23, 2019 at 8:00 7 Comments

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This article explores lessons from evaluations that I have done on work with men and boys to challenge dominant masculinities in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.  It also asks what lessons are different from evaluating work with women and girls on…

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SDG Target 5a: Challenges to achieving gender equality on access, ownership, and control over land!

Posted on October 6, 2018 at 13:27 3 Comments

There are two indicators to measure progress towards SDG 5 target 5a Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to, ownership and control over land… “, namely:

  • Indicator 5.a.1:(a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights bearers of…
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At 4:58 on July 3, 2015, Rituu B Nanda said…

Happy birthday! Thanks for your valuable contribution to the gender and evaluation community. Warm wishes.

At 7:05 on October 11, 2014, Beth Goldblatt said…

I have. It is very helpful. Many thanks Ranjani!

At 4:22 on October 10, 2014, Beth Goldblatt said…

Thanks Ranjani! That is very helpful. Best wishes, Beth

At 10:04 on October 9, 2014, Beth Goldblatt said…

Dear Ranjani Thanks for your reply and for the information. That page does not disaggregate gender within ST and SC unfortunately. If you know any other way of finding out what the gender divisions are within ST and SC workers within NREGA it would be great to know. Or if not data then any studies that unpack these issues, even if just from one state. Many thanks for your help. Beth

At 11:32 on October 1, 2014, Beth Goldblatt said…

Hi Ranjani

I am trying to find data/analysis of MNREGA that shows numbers of women within ST and SC workers employed in MNREGA (national figures). Would you know where I can find these?

Many thanks
Beth

At 14:29 on February 22, 2013, Rituu B Nanda said…

Hi Ranjaniji,

Here is the link to the SALT approach. I am a facilitator of this approach:-)

http://www.communitylifecompetence.org/en/

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