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The trouble with evaluation (1-Data)

Invitation to help improve evaluation methods.

Dear Members and Colleagues,

A project, funded by The Health Foundation (UK) is comparing evaluation guidance with the lived experiences of evaluators. In current guidance the key assumption is that forward planning can prevent problems. However, in the Real-World, despite good intentions and evaluation expertise, problems happen and there is little guidance about how to fix these problems. This seems to be particularly relevant to…


Added by Steven Ariss on May 4, 2022 at 19:36 — No Comments

Appel à candidatures - Prix d'Excellence Evaluation d'Or, édition 2022


L’Initiative Ivoirienne pour l’Evaluation (2IEval), en collaboration avec la Cellule d’Analyse des Politiques Economiques du CIRES (CAPEC), lance un appel à candidatures pour la septième (7ème) édition du Prix d’Excellence Evaluation d’Or.

Ce Prix vise à promouvoir l’Excellence et l’Evaluation MADE IN Côte d’Ivoire, en récompensant les Etudiants, les Chercheurs, les Projets/Programmes, les Structures/Institutions, les Cabinets de Consulting ainsi que les…


Added by Samuel KOUAKOU on May 1, 2022 at 6:30 — No Comments

In Memory of Eleanor Chelimsky

Hi Members,

Recently a very experienced Evaluation professional, Eleanor Chelimsky, passed away. Michael Patton compiled her insights and short video clips which you can enjoy. What a wonderful tribute and an opportunity to learn from her. 



After several days of rereading Eleanor's writings and revisiting our email exchanges, I…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on April 25, 2022 at 14:39 — 2 Comments

Context analysis of evaluation reports from a gender, intersectionality and rights lens

In an earlier blog (, I argued the need to shift from gender and development (GAD) to gender, intersectionality, rights and development (GIRD) approach if SDG5 are to be achieved by 2030, and if the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against…


Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on April 5, 2022 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

Does It Matter? Reflections on International Women’s Day

Does International Women’s Day matter? What does International Women’s Day mean to you? Why should people care about International Women’s Day? Does International Women’s Day empower women?

We have asked several women to reflect on some simple yet important questions on International Women’s Day. Watch this video to know what their responses were:



Added by Joyce Das on March 8, 2022 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Announcing winning the honourable mention for the IDEAS Evaluation for Transformation Change Award

Dear friends,

I am very honoured to announce that my evaluation “Real Time Evaluation of Gender Integration in the UNICEF COVID-19 Response in South Asia” was assessed among the top ones in the Award category "Evaluation as transformation" and has received an honourable mention of the Award! It is particularly important as it has embedded feminist principles in the evaluation design.

The Award Steering Committee represented by IDEAS, Independent…


Added by SONAL ZAVERI on February 24, 2022 at 9:33 — 1 Comment

Gender Equity Index -Ag Extension & Advisory Services

This is a soon to be published article in the "Standart," an artsy coffee magazine for industry aficionados.  It introduces a Gender Equity Index that Equal Origins has developed through a multi stakeholder group of 10 US, S. American and European based coffee roasters and raw coffee suppliers.

A New Tool for a Hidden Risk

The issues of gender equality and coffee sustainability have a lot in common. Both are…


Added by Greg Meenahan on February 23, 2022 at 21:31 — No Comments

Putting gender and capabilities into the equation: transformative evaluation for enhancing social justice

Dear all,

It's my pleasure to share with you my last publication on feminist evaluation:

  • (2021) Putting gender and capabilities into the equation: transformative evaluation for enhancing social justice. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice29(3), 279-296.…

Added by Julia Espinosa on February 23, 2022 at 17:12 — No Comments

From Gender and Development to Gender, intersectionality, rights and development- From GAD to GIRD



The prelude: Gender and development approach

Gender and Development emerged as an approach to examine and address women’s development in the late 1980s.  In her seminal article Gender Planning in the Third World, Caroline Moser[1] argued that the Gender and Development approach (GAD) approach conceptualised that women were not the problem, but the socially constructed…


Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on February 4, 2022 at 13:02 — 2 Comments

Research of, for, by the deaf - a model for community driven action

niiti consulting has been catalysing work in the social sector for more than a decade. Its sister organisation Questera Foundation was created with the specific purpose of enabling social change, through a ‘build-operate-transfer’ model of implementation. The intent is that people from diverse cultures are able to define their own development paradigm and fulfill their economic, social, cultural, and spiritual…


Added by Meena Vaidyanathan on January 24, 2022 at 11:23 — 1 Comment

A guide to develop key competencies and leadership skills for women in organizations

May I share with this community the note posted in the current issue of the IDEAS Newsletter, on my book in Spanish, "Mujeres, a liderar!... A nuestro modo: 5 habilidades clave para el poder y el éxito" (Women, to lead our way: 5 key skills for power and success). The English and Portuguese versions will be available…


Added by Fabiola Amariles on December 22, 2021 at 10:13 — 2 Comments


Webinar with the title "Let's HALT and learn SALT" was organized on 29th October 2021 under the aegis of the Department of Development Communication and Extension, Lady Irwin College, the University of Delhi in collaboration with Constellation, Evaluation Community of India, Global Fund for Children, Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association with a goal of co-creating knowledge on SALT: Participatory tool for evaluation with over 45 energetic participants. SALT stands for Share/Stimulate,…


Added by Palak Khanna on November 29, 2021 at 14:41 — 3 Comments

Researcher and Evaluator

Dictionary meaning of a Researcher is as below

 someone who studies a subject, especially in order to discover new information or reach a new understanding:

 And dictionary meaning of an evaluator is a person who assesses the amount, extent, or value of something. 

If we understand from the definitions of both, then it is clear that there will be difference in the approach of both, their mindset, body language, appearance will be different. In addition,…


Added by Pramod Sharma on November 20, 2021 at 23:30 — No Comments

The CIPP Evaluation Model with Guili Zhang

James Pann, Ph.D. interviews Guili Zhang, Ph.D. about the Context, Input, Process, and Product (#CIPP) …


Added by James Pann on November 13, 2021 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

"Les approches intersectionnelles de genre pour la collecte et l’analyse de données", un atelier international du F3E

Le mardi 14 septembre, l'Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) et la Gender&Evaluation Community ont hébergé un événement international du F3E sur la mesure du genre, qui a rassemblé près de 100 participant-e-s du monde entier !


L’approche intersectionnelle de genre intéresse de plus en plus praticien-ne-s de la solidarité internationale comme l’a pu le témoigner l’engouement pour l’atelier international organisé autour de la collecte et l’analyse de données. Cet…


Added by Colette Sopena on October 21, 2021 at 14:45 — No Comments

Gender transformative evaluations: Negotiating power, intersectionalities, contexts, and accountability


Gender transformative evaluations: Negotiating power, intersectionalities, contexts, and accountability

Ranjani K Murthy, Anweshaa Ghosh and Ayesha Dutta, 2021



Development evaluations take place within social hierarchies and can both reflect and challenge these hierarchies. In this discussion paper the authors reflect on their experiences in facilitating gender transformative…


Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on September 30, 2021 at 12:00 — No Comments

A call to re-distribute power

An Online Consultation to Strengthen Community Ownership was held on Saturday, July 24th 2021 from 10.30am to 12.00pm IST. 1) To create awareness of the importance of strengthening community ownership in evaluation studies. 2) To develop individual actions and actions by…


Added by Randika Lawson De Mel on September 27, 2021 at 19:00 — No Comments

Message from Dr. Naimatullah Akbari from Afghanistan

Greeting from Kabul, Afghanistan,

I am Dr. Naimatullah Akbari a member of the gender and evaluation community . As you might be aware that due to recent changes the development work stopped here . I hereby would like to kindly request you to support me in engagement to the assignment that match with my expertise and experience. We are adversely affected by the recent change and are under extreme stress with uncertain future. My CV, list of assignment completed and list of training…


Added by Naimatullah Akbari on September 14, 2021 at 9:46 — 1 Comment

Socioeconomic Mobility (rich to poor and vice versa) during Pandemic

Due to various reasons (mainly because of privatization ) people’s movement from one economic class to another is very rapid in last 15-20yrs. Many poor people  migrated to urban area and worked in construction industry, many middle class people migrated abroad and worked in IT.. Many are migrating temporarily for few months. All these activities are good support in growth and some times changed their economic class. But when they lose  that job, they…


Added by Pramod Sharma on August 28, 2021 at 14:30 — No Comments


Ranjani K Murthy, Vasantha R., Assumpta P., Gilbert Rodrigo and monitoring team, 2021

The grassroots NGO Gandhian Unit for Integrated Development Education (GUIDE)- a women’s rights organisation with vision of empowering women- received support from Women Fund Asia for facilitating a study on monitoring progress on Beijing+25 in two southern states Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The monitoring process was both desk/statistics based and based on marginalised women’s monitoring of progress…


Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on August 19, 2021 at 14:02 — 1 Comment

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