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Consultancy Opportunities - Joint Evaluation of UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women

Dear colleagues,

Two consultancy opportunities for Joint Evaluation of the Common Chapter to the Strategic Plans of UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF & UN Women are now advertised. Please see the positions below : 

Senior Evaluation Consultant for Common Chapter Evaluation  (Deadline for Applications: 26 June 2019)  -  …

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Added by Soo Yeon Kim on June 14, 2019 at 3:30 — No Comments

Reflections on working with social movements

Over the course of last year and into this year Athari has been involved in evaluation and facilitation of social change movements – feminism/women’s right and environmental justice. 

These experiences have been an incredible learning opportunity for me personally and I’m writing to share some of my reflections. These are by no means exhaustive and I hope to continue to reflect and be open to challenging my own thoughts over time – as that is the best way I know how to…

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Added by Mine Pabari on June 11, 2019 at 13:00 — No Comments

Evaluating innovation at UNICEF

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Innovation for development is the key and UNICEF has made it an organizational priority.

Added by Laura Gagliardone on June 5, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

Follow Up to SGP Gender Cafe on Gender in Evaluation: List of Resources

Greetings!

Thanks to those who joined us for the SGP Gender Cafe on Gender in Evaluation that took place on Monday, April 29th. We were thrilled to have so many of you join us and to hear the diversity of insights during breakout sessions.

We would like to share with you the resources that came from the session, which we invite you to share with your friends and colleagues:…

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Added by Karine Lepillez on June 4, 2019 at 18:51 — No Comments

Announcing a M&E Universe created by INTRAC

INTRAC has launched the M&E Universe - a new, free, online platform of resources for M&E practitioners of all levels of experience.

The universe is a series of short papers (2-6 pages) covering a wide range of aspects of M&E and providing an entry point to both basic M&E topics as well as more advanced and complex approaches and issues. There will be updates over the coming year, with further sections added.

You can land on this new universe…

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Added by Floresca Karanasou on May 30, 2019 at 19:16 — No Comments

Gender in evaluation

Dearest members,

I'd like to share with you the publication on Gender in Evaluation of the Independent Development Evaluation at the Africa Development Bank. I contributed on Gender-responsive evaluation in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals in French-speaking sub-Saharan African countries: situational analysis,challenges, opportunities and innovative approaches

There are many other relevant publication of Donna on feminist…

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Added by LOYE Alexis Salvador on May 21, 2019 at 19:47 — No Comments

Call for contributions - Good practice and Lessons-Learned in Gender Responsive Evaluation in the framework of the SDG and Beijing+25

Dear Colleagues, 

UN Women Independent Evaluation and Audit Services (IEAS) is planning to publish a Good practices and Lessons-Learned in Gender Responsive Evaluation in the framework of the SDG+5 and Beijing+25.  The knowledge product will highlight good practices on how evaluations with gender-lens are impactful in tacking the structural barriers and social norms for gender equality against the twelve critical areas of concern identified in the Beijing Platform for Action…

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Added by Soo Yeon Kim on May 1, 2019 at 3:00 — 3 Comments

Research Quality Plus (RQ+) - Potential for evaluation quality governance?

The Research Quality Plus, RQ+, approach is a novel means of judging the quality of research and innovation. It reimagines what makes for good science and how we might encourage more. In application at IDRC, it has positioned gender responsivity as a non-negotiable component of quality work.  

Given the close links between research and evaluation, we wonder about the potential for RQ+ as a framework for evaluation quality assessment, management, and governance.  Could it be a starting…

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Added by Robert McLean on April 23, 2019 at 1:51 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on April 22, 2019 at 17:14 — 1 Comment

What is feminist about outcome harvesting?

Rituu suggested I reflect on my practice and also share with you the set of blogs a few outcome harvesting practitioners wrote for AEA365 (attachment) to give a sense of the method and in so doing pay tribute to the method’s originator, Ricardo Wilson-Grau – see attached. So, this note reflects on outcome harvesting as feminist. It is arguably…

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Added by Barbara Klugman on April 16, 2019 at 14:00 — 8 Comments

Reflections on attitudes

May I share a post published today at Zenda Ofir´s blog on "Evaluation for Development". 

My contribution to her blog intended to be tips for Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs), but I hope that they can be adapted by current evaluation practitioners who wish to reflect on their role in transformative change. 

You can read the English version of the post at the following link: …

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Added by Fabiola Amariles on March 27, 2019 at 0:30 — 3 Comments

Sharing new paper: What do participatory approaches have to offer the measurement of empowerment of women and girls

Colleagues

 I’m pleased to share with you a new paper providing insight and guidance on the value of participatory approaches that ground measurement of empowerment in lives and perspectives of women and girls. The paper builds on a recent webinar on measuring empowerment of women and girls for the CGIAR Collaborative Platform for Gender Research.

It  also draws on an earlier  on-line consultation with this …

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Added by Julie Newton on March 26, 2019 at 20:49 — 1 Comment

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

Photo credit: Center for Health and Social Justice

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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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on March 23, 2019 at 8:00 — 8 Comments

Prix d'Excellence EVALUATION D'OR - 5ème édition/GOLDEN EXCELLENCE AWARDS IN EVALUATION

L’Initiative Ivoirienne pour l’Evaluation (2IEval), en collaboration avec la Cellule d’Analyse de Politiques Economiques du CIRES (CAPEC), vous informe de l'ouverture des candidatures pour la cinquième (5) édition du Prix d’Excellence « Evaluation d’Or ».…
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Added by Samuel KOUAKOU on March 1, 2019 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

Gender & Evaluation led me to the Blue Marble

Earlier this month, I received an announcement from Rituu about a webinar entitled. 'Global Systems Change Design & Eval: Webinar on Blue Marble Evaluation." While that title doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, something about it caught my attention. It must have been the Blue Marble. What's that got to do with…

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Added by Kevin Murray on January 25, 2019 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

2nd APEA conference in Manila

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Dear All,

This is to share the announcement and the flyer of the APEA conference to be held in Manila from 25 Feb- 1 Mar 2019. In…

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Added by Asela Kalugampitiya on January 17, 2019 at 10:54 — No Comments

‘Ownership’ of evaluation & evaluative mindset in communities – key to achieving the goal of No one left behind

‘Ownership’ of evaluation & evaluative mindset in communities – key to achieving the goal of No one left behind 

We often use the term community participation in evaluation but do we reflect enough on the degree and depth of this engagement?“Use of participatory tools alone do not guarantee ‘ownership’. Evaluation can be a largely extractive process of getting data from the communitiesdid the communities have a say in what data has to be…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 2, 2019 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

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