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International Women's Day 2021 (and every day)

'No Room for Misinterpretation'

The jurisprudence of the CEDAW committee seem to be the least well known and the least referenced, compared to all of the other committees for the various human rights conventions. I'm determined to change this! 

I'm preparing to write some articles which emphasize some key findings and judgements that the committee has made over the years. And where relevant highlight some of its failings.

While I was analysing the cases…

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Added by Jo Kaybryn on March 2, 2021 at 14:07 — No Comments

#SheDecidesDay

In less than a week, the world will celebrate …
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Added by Beatriz Ramírez David on February 26, 2021 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

Private sector is progresibly opened to impact evaluation

What are the possibilities for impact evaluation in the private sector?

We found that there is a big opportunity for training in this field and at least in Latin America, companies and private foundations are willing to keep on learning on how to implement this type of evaluations. What will be your role in this challenge?

Find more about main challenges for impact evaluation in Latin America in a paper we developed together with …

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Added by Yanina Kowszyk on February 25, 2021 at 15:47 — 2 Comments

Más niñas en la ciencia,el mundo las necesita

Desde el año 2015 se celebra cada 11 de febrero el Día Internacional de las Mujeres y las Niñas en la Ciencia. #MujeresEnCiencia inspiran al mundo con sus logros, perseverancia y valor. Con ocasión a esta fecha les comparto mi artículo, gracias por leerlo y compartirlo: …

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Added by Beatriz Ramírez David on February 16, 2021 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

¿Adónde se fueron las mujeres?

En algún momento me compartieron un vídeo donde preguntaban a un grupo de niñas: “¿Puedes nombrar algunos inventores ?, a lo que ellas respondieron: Benjamín Franklin, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, entre otros. Sin embargo, cuando les hicieron la pregunta “¿Puedes nombrar a alguna inventora?”, Respondieron: “No, qué difícil, en la escuela…

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Added by Beatriz Ramírez David on February 16, 2021 at 18:30 — No Comments

Logros históricos de las mujeres en el 2020

Es necesario visibilizar los logros históricos alcanzados por las mujeres de manera individual y colectiva. Les dejo mi artículo, gracias por leerlo y compartirlo: …

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Added by Beatriz Ramírez David on February 16, 2021 at 18:30 — No Comments

Gender evaluation of Publicly Funded Health Insurance

Dear friends, 

I am glad to share this co-authored paper with Dr Rajalakshmi RamPrakash on publicly funded health insurance using Naila Kabeer's Gender Analytical Framework. This is a classic example. Hope you can download, use it in your work, share in your classes/training and cite. …

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Added by Lakshmi Lingam on February 14, 2021 at 7:43 — 1 Comment

Put understanding first. Then (maybe) measure.

There is this knee-jerk reflect about "putting a number on everything". As if only numbers give a seal of credibility and authority. We should start being more vocal in resisting the tyranny of "measures first".

In social development we are grappling with many complex ideas, which can take many forms.…

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Added by Silva Ferretti on February 8, 2021 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Mindfulness and Evaluation Practice

Fun use of GPT-3, an #artificialintelligence tool, to develop reflective questions to enhance evaluator mindfulness and build a more reflective practice!



Here are 3 of the reflective questions that were created (more are shared through the video/blog post):



- What aspects of this evaluation have caused me to feel uncomfortable?



- What is the part of this evaluation that I find most difficult to…

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Added by James Pann on February 7, 2021 at 9:30 — No Comments

Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluation of Gender-Based Violence Programming in Restricted Environments

War Child Canada and the Women’s Refugee Commission would like to share with the Gender and Evaluation community, our recent publication “A Toolkit for Monitoring and Evaluation of Gender-Based Violence Programming in Restricted Environments”.

The toolkit has been piloted in Afghanistan and South Sudan among 16 local and national civil society organizations* working in restricted environments where accessing project communities is challenged due to security or safety of staff…

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Added by Kathryn Paik on January 28, 2021 at 20:00 — No Comments

New additions to INTRAC's M&E Universe

Hello everyone,

The latest batch of papers have now been added to INTRAC's M&E Universe. These are seven papers concerned with the M&E of capacity strengthening which form a part of the M&E of Development Approaches section. Additionally, there is also a new paper on the Qualitative Impact Protocol (QUIP) written by Vera Scholz which is part of the…

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Added by Floresca Karanasou on January 18, 2021 at 18:32 — No Comments

Learning about the principles of feminist evaluation. The experience of community rural development projects (Colombia).

By Alexandra Santillana (Global Affairs Canada), Fabiola Amariles & Ana Isabel Arenas (Learning for Impact).

(SPANISH BELOW) 

With our best wishes for 2021 with health and well-being, we would like to share with the Gender and Evaluation community, our recent publication for the initiative "Significant Learning in Participatory Evaluation", about a pilot experience in which we applied some feminist evaluation principles and…

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Added by Fabiola Amariles on January 11, 2021 at 5:43 — 5 Comments

Randomista economics: A critique from Naila Kabeer

Worth a read - Naila Kabeer's strong rebuttal of Esther Duflo's  proposition that affirmative action for gender equality is distortionary and inefficient. Kabeer points to the "selective storytelling" that replicates familiar biases and constructs a narrative that is not borne out by experiences on the ground.   …

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Added by KALYANI MENON-SEN on December 21, 2020 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

Does school feeding and education play a role in keeping girls safe?

Evidence shows that the value of school feeding programmes goes far beyond child nutrition.

 

When schools were closed during a five--month period of lockdown in Kenya this year, almost 4,000 schoolgirls became pregnant in…

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Added by Catrina Perch on December 9, 2020 at 12:01 — No Comments

EVALSDGs INSIGHT #10: Transforming M&E for Achieving the SDGs

EVALSDGs INSIGHT #10:

Transforming M&E for Achieving the SDGs



PURPOSE: This EVALSDGs Insight #10 concerns a long-standing issue: gender inequality and the degree to which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can assure equality and equity among peoples. Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of SDGs implementation in 66 countries indicate that countries must act vigorously to achieve gender equity across all SDGs. This Insight proposes…

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Added by Isha Wedasinghe Miranda on November 30, 2020 at 15:40 — 5 Comments

Evaluation's Role in Guiding Public Policy and Government with Rakesh Mohan

Rakesh Mohan has been the director of the Office of Performance Evaluations (OPE; https://legislature.idaho.gov/ope/) an independent and nonpartisan agency of the Idaho State Legislature, since 2002. We cover critical issues related to evaluation and how it can guiding government and public policy.

Interview on YouTube

Under Rakesh's…

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Added by James Pann on September 29, 2020 at 21:30 — No Comments

Compte-rendu d'une communauté de pratiques "Covid et VBG"

Bonjour à toutes et tous,

Sur les conseil de Rituu, je vous partage le compte-rendu du dernier atelier de notre communauté de pratiques et d'échanges sur le genre. Il a eu lieu le 23 juin 2020 et était consacré à "Covid et violences basées sur le genre".

Vous pouvez trouver le document en PDF…

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Added by Armelle Barré on September 2, 2020 at 11:05 — No Comments

Prioritising Competing M&E Needs and Demands in an Adaptive Programme: 7 Takeaways

Prioritising Competing M&E Needs and Demands in an Adaptive Programme: 7 Takeaways

Gloria Sikustahili, Julie Adkins, Japhet Makongo & Simon Milligan

We’ve all been there. We’ve drowned in the weight of programme documentation; the need to capture everything, to report everything, to be seen to be held accountable for…

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Added by Gloria Sikustahili on August 26, 2020 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

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