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A woman is invariably, a sister, daughter, mother, grandmother to man, at some point of time in life. If none else, every man has had bonds with his mother at least, and so has stakes in a woman’s cause. Women’s Synergy (WS) thus encourages men to reflect on their relationship with women and fathom the best in them that could go a long way in supporting and holding women as prized possessions.…


Added by Vaidehi Krishnan on July 28, 2013 at 10:59 — 5 Comments

Gender and Randomized Controlled Trials - 19 July, 2013

Attending this reflection session was useful. For  a person like me who wants to understand its relevance to the work one does this was basic and sufficient. J-Pal Delhi team  did a good job of finally educating me in most simple manner. I learned that there are evaluation of  programmes which resulted in decision of not to scale up  as a desired impact was not seen. I need to learn more on such evaluations. Diva Dhar's advice on scope of RCT in the work I have in hand is very useful. Now…


Added by Krinna Shah on July 19, 2013 at 20:35 — No Comments

Climate Policy in India through a Gender and Equity Lens

The VIII Gender and Economic Policy Discussion forum, organized by the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) in association with Heinrich Böll Stiftung, on 'Climate Policy in India through a Gender and Equity Lens' was held at the India Habitat Centre on the 2nd of July . Presentations were made by Ms. Aditi Kapoor (Alternative Futures), Mr. Srinivas Krishnaswamy (Vasudha Foundation) and Dr. Suman Sahai (Gene Campaign); chaired by Dr. Govind Kelkar (Landesa/Rural Development…


Added by Shiny Saha on July 2, 2013 at 13:49 — 1 Comment

human rights of rural women and sustainable development

Sustainable development and human rights both need equal opportunities in the policies. Sometimes human rights of rural women and children do not get space in programmes of sustainable development. For example in the tiger reserve forest areas, incidences of malnourishment among the women and children are more in comparison to urban area. Similarly, access to education, health facilities and transport facilities are poor. Women are working hard for cutting the fire wood and carry it on head…


Added by Pramod Sharma on June 5, 2013 at 9:00 — 7 Comments

Request for evaluations of economic empowerment of women and girls interventions

Dear colleagues

I work for the UK Department for International Development's (DFID) Evaluation Department, which has commissioned a review of evaluations relating to the economic empowerment of women and girls. The main objective is to support improved capacity to undertake quality evaluations in this programmatic area by reviewing the trends, gaps in evaluation activity, as well as the strengths and weaknesses, appropriateness and execution of the methods used.

The Overseas…


Added by Harri Lee on June 4, 2013 at 21:07 — 6 Comments

Catalogue of Gender, Research and Evaluation

I  work as a Librarian at  Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), Delhi. I have listed ISST Reports, Publications in the last decade (2003-2013). ISST a non-profit organization  has carried out research  and evaluation  on issues of education, health, social protection, NREGA and violence.You are welcome to  our office Library to access these studies. We have digitalized our reports and plan to soon link them to our new website.



Added by Akila Ramesh on June 3, 2013 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

Why feminist evaluations?

Why feminist evaluations?

The Evaluation conclave was an excellent opportunity where ISST played a pivotal role of bringing many development organizations on the same platform as many researchers and evaluators. It was a great opportunity to share our work and learn from other interconnected sectors.  It was a great opportunity not only to meet, interact and learn from some veteran like Dr. Robert Chambers. His style of conducting the workshop took me back in time…


Added by Leena Sushant on May 17, 2013 at 14:00 — 1 Comment


The MPhil Programme in Development Practice at Ambedkar University, Delhi has been started in collaboration with a developmental sector organisation called PRADAN. It is an innovative experiment where a University and a development sector agent have come together to join hands and re-think the regular structure of 'development' courses and 'discourses' imparted through rural…


Added by Gurpreet Kaur on May 6, 2013 at 14:07 — No Comments

Learning on equity focused evaluation

Kathmandu Conclave

February’ 2013

 1.       Background

Not talking much on this international event let me concentrate more towards the learning and my future plan derived from this international gathering held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Within the series of parallel sessions, it was really a challenge to chose and attend only one session within a time frame. But as per the interest I opted mostly to…


Added by Ranjan Panda on May 3, 2013 at 19:00 — 1 Comment

Institute of Social Studies Trust's Call for Proposals on Evaluation Research in India

Engendering Policy through Evaluation, Institute of Social Studies Trust, New Delhi

Supported by IDRC and Ford Foundation

Call for proposals:

Feminist approaches to evaluation seek to unpack the nature of gender and social inequalities and further see evaluation as a political activity, itself part of a change process. There is relatively little literature on feminist evaluation, and our objective is to help build the field by supporting research on Design, Methods, Process,…


Added by Shraddha Chigateri on May 2, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Reflections from the Evaluation Conclave 2013

In our daily work routines most of us tend to get so occupied with jumping from one task to another, meeting deadlines and producing deliverables, that we rarely get a chance to take a step back and think about what we’re doing and how we could do it better, and somewhere the purpose begins to get lost. Given this reality, the Evaluation Conclave provided not only a much needed opportunity to reflect on our evaluation experiences, but with all the informed and stimulating sessions, also a…


Added by Shubh on May 1, 2013 at 13:40 — 1 Comment

Engendering economic policy

Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) in association with the Heinrich Böll Stiftung organizes Gender and Economic Policy (GEP) Discussion Forums to provide an opportunity to economists, policy makers and gender advocates to discuss and critique economic policy from a gender lens in a structured manner. Organized once in two months, the focus of the forums is on contemporary issues, such as the links between gender and Foreign Direct Investment. This is the second year of the discussion…


Added by Shiny Saha on April 29, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

Reflections on Kathmandu Evaluation Conclave - 2013

It was really a nice moment for me when the participation in the Evaluation Conclave was confirmed and I have started to initiate thinking on how best I could learn from the Conclave as well as could contribute both personal and ‘Feminist evaluation’ experience.

For me, it was the first time to be part of this type of colossal Conclave, which would discuss, learn, think and plan only on Evaluation! The Conclave was designed in a way, so that maximum you can learn in a single Conclave,…


Added by Indrani Bhattacharyya on April 29, 2013 at 12:30 — 1 Comment


The VII Gender and Economic Policy Discussion forum, organized by the Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST) in association with Heinrich Böll Stiftung, on the politics and economics of FDI through a gender lens was held at the India Habitat Centre on the 9th of April . Presentations were made by Ms. Ranja Sengupta (Third World Network), Dr. Arpita Mukherjee (ICRIER) and Ms. Anandi Venkateswaran (Govt. of India); chaired by Ms. Sarojini Ganju Thakur IAS (Retd.). The discussion revolved…


Added by Shiny Saha on April 16, 2013 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

An untold Story of a Girl........

Gender a word which defines many thoughts regarding male & female. We define them more extensively on our ways. An individual defines it on his way, a group defines it on its way and society defines it on many ways. Today I am discussing a view and real incident regarding Gender Discrimination in our society. On an average near about 48% women are being harassed by women and rest by men. A recent incident become in our organisation; a girl named with Nazia admitted…


Added by Sunil Sehgal on April 4, 2013 at 12:31 — 2 Comments

Gender Action Learning System

Thought some of you may be interested in this. 

Mayoux, L 2008, Steering Life's Rocky Road -Equal and Together, Gender Action Learning System, Core Manual,'sRockyRoad.pdf

warm regards



Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on April 1, 2013 at 15:48 — No Comments

Call for Papers - The Development Review

The Development Review is an international Journal aimed at bringing the voices from the grassroots. It is a scholarly open access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary,  journal focusing on theories, methods and applications in the development sector.  It is published quarterly. Specific focus of the journal would be on the following subjects.

  • Poverty
  • Gender in…

Added by Dr Valentine J Gandhi on March 19, 2013 at 14:34 — 1 Comment

Using ICT Tools for Effective Monitoring, Impact Evaluation and Research - Join Now!

About the Organization:

The Development CAFE is a registered nonprofit organization  aimed at enhancing information and communications technology (ICT) skills for development professionals, scientists, researchers and students  aroundthe world.  DevCAFE'S  Professional Development for Development Professionals (PDDP) program aims to expand delivery of ICT skills todevelopment professionals  in formats that meet the unique needs of…


Added by Dr Valentine J Gandhi on March 19, 2013 at 14:32 — No Comments

This is what I want to do...

I was very fortunate to attend the Evaluation Conclave in Nepal under the project Engendering Policy through Evaluation hosted by Institute of Social Studies Trust. Participatory approaches, evaluation and strength-based approaches- these are what excite me in my work. Therefore, during the Conclave I decided to pick up the workshops on these topics to strengthen my skills.

With increased emphasis on the…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on March 18, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

A taste of SALT (strength based approach) and M&E

Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), a government institute, Delhi, India invited me to facilitate a session on strength-based approach and evaluation. IAMR is conducting a three month course on Monitoring and Evaluation for international students.

Strength-based approaches…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on March 15, 2013 at 9:00 — 5 Comments

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