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EvalGender+ members met up on 17th Oct 2019 during the F3E event. Photo courtesy Elsa

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Judging impact in the SDG era: The crossroads of data science and M&E!

Dear Colleagues and Friends, 

In an era marked by rapid technological change...

Data science and next generation measurement approaches and tools—be they big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, satellite imagery or mobile technology—are opening new possibilities for addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What are the implications for how we judge impact?

On behalf of The Rockefeller Foundation and…

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Added by Shravanti on October 31, 2019 at 2:31 — No Comments

Why Evaluation Matters in Diversity Work

The recent City of Richmond Diversity Symposium in Canada created an opportunity for conversation about issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, and our panel weighed in on why evaluation matters. In cities where populations have diverse demographic and cultural identities, what is the role of evaluation?



Kim van der Woerd of Reciprocal Consulting provided a context, noting that diversity is a troubling term when you consider how this concept has been around for a long time and…

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Added by Sarah Farina on October 30, 2019 at 23:39 — No Comments

Advocacy and systems change evaluation call resources

Hi everyone!

Recently during discussion on the Pelican list around the inadequacy of traditional M&E approaches methods for advocacy and transformative change efforts a number of calls were proposed to dig deeper into the issues. I just wanted to share here a few resources (and thank you to Rituu for suggesting!)

  • Survey summary (all call participants took a survey prior about their experiences, skills, challenges, etc.…
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Added by Catherine Borgman-Arboleda on October 28, 2019 at 18:41 — 2 Comments

Plan for sail boats, not trains

I was privileged to be in a panel with Donna Mertens, Doug Reeler, Yves Altazin   and Claudine Morierat  at F3 E conference held on 16th and 17th October in Paris. For last 25 years, F3E has been coordinating a network of 85 organisations – French NGOs and public authorities. The focus has been on strengthening evaluation, research and other capacities of member organisations.  I am not a French speaker so the event gave me a peek into the world of Francophone…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 23, 2019 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Sustaining the Momentum in Evaluation Capacity Development: Working with Parliamentary Staff in Evaluation and Mentoring the Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEEs).

The Africa Gender and Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN) and the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) with funding from the International Organisation for Collaboration in Evaluation (IOCE) and EvalPartners, through the Innovation Challenge 2019, organised a workshop for Parliamentary Staff from the Kenyan Parliament as a follow up to an earlier training session with the Parliamentarians. The workshop ran from 5th to 6th of September 2019. The overall Workshop…

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Added by Awuor Ponge on October 9, 2019 at 21:58 — No Comments

The redWIM LAC network and its contribution to gender transformative evaluation

By: Fabiola Amariles Erazo

(SPANISH VERSION POSTED ON THE SPANISH GROUP OF THIS COMMUNITY-EVALGENERO)

The monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development projects, programs, and policies with a gender-transforming approach has become an important entry point for measuring and valuing actions that seek equal rights and opportunities for men and women.

At the same time, there is…

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Added by Fabiola Amariles on October 9, 2019 at 17:00 — 6 Comments

Can the world progress on Gender Equality when India and China do not progress at the pace required?

PROGRESS ON SDG 5: INDIA AND CHINA COMPARED

Introduction

The SDG tracker of the UN (https://sdg-tracker.org/gender-equality) provides data (to the extent available), on where different countries are placed on different SDG indicators. This article unravels the progress of China and India -…

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Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on September 20, 2019 at 12:28 — 2 Comments

South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication-(SAAPE) report: Growing Inequality in South Asia

“South Asian governments must take urgent actions to beat growing inequalities in the region”- says SAAPE report: Growing Inequality in South Asia

03 September 2019, Kathmandu "South Asian countries have failed to make the use of economic growth in the region to improve the lives of the poor and marginalized people of the community, mostly women, girls and marginalised communities…

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Added by Shobha Raghuram on September 4, 2019 at 14:22 — No Comments

Most Significant Change and its use in evaluation

What is Most Significant Change and why is it a great method for evaluation of complex programs? In the light of two different cases, this evaluation podcast explains how this method can help you in different ways to gain in-depth understanding.…

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Added by Rhodé de Graaf on September 2, 2019 at 14:30 — 1 Comment

Parliamentarians in Kenya commit to move forward M&E Policy

Two key evaluation actors namely the African Gender and Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN) and the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) won a competitive award from the IOCE and EvalPartners on the Innovation Challenge Project 2019. The title of the project was “Expanding Democratic Spaces for more Inclusive and Equitable Governance: Integrating Gender-Responsiveness and Equity-Focus into Legislation through Evaluation”. The project implementation…

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Added by Awuor Ponge on August 20, 2019 at 7:30 — 7 Comments

Scaling impact by putting people first - New IDRC book!

Get a free & open access version of the book, including a foreword by Robert Chambers here: https://www.idrc.ca/en/book/scaling-impact-innovation-public-good

Time to re-think concepts of scaling and impact?

Expanding "impact" with "innovation" is the…

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Added by Robert McLean on August 12, 2019 at 19:25 — No Comments

Why women’s involvement is so vital to water projects’ success – or failure

Hi there, I am sharing my article about gender issues in water management , here is the link: https://theconversation.com/why-womens-involvement-is-so-vital-to-water-projects-success-or-failure-115011 

When thinking about water management, gender is probably the last thing on many people’s minds. But in fact, the whole process of water management – technology…

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Added by Dalia Saad on August 9, 2019 at 11:30 — 4 Comments

Quest Alliance Releases Reports on Gender, Youth Employability and Education

If you want to further your understanding of the training ecosystem in India, efforts needed to build 21st century classrooms and finally digital career pathways for young people - please access our reports here :https://www.questalliance.net/our-publications

Added by Akanksha Babbar on August 8, 2019 at 13:58 — No Comments

FATHER AND SON: WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Peril magazine asked me and my son Luke to share some reflections on gender and culture for their ‘Man up’ edition. Here it is for your reading pleasure. #patriarchy #masculinity #parenting.

Original piece posted here Click here to read Luke’s piece, ‘Dad Never Taught Me to Man Up’.

John Siddham was born in India in the late 1950s and now lives in Australia. His son, Luke, was born in…

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Added by John Siddham on August 5, 2019 at 18:30 — 2 Comments

Communities are not just 'data gatherers'!

WWF Netherlands and the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands organized a three-day workshop on Citizen Science in The Hague in early July 2019. The workshop brought together  representatives from civil society, science and government to learn from interesting cases studies, unpack prominent themes related to citizen science and share experiences.…

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Added by Rituu B Nanda on July 18, 2019 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

UNICEF HEALTH SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING EVALUATION

Happy to have supported the finalization and dissemination of this important report.
Do not miss its recommendations! Laura
https://www.unicef.org/evaldatabase/files/UNICEF_HealthSystemsStrengthening_report_web.pdf

Added by Laura Gagliardone on July 4, 2019 at 16:59 — No Comments

Creating a more supportive and inclusive university culture: Athena SWAN action plans contribute to positive culture change

Results of two C-Change surveys of 4997 faculty and staff in medical and social sciences at the University of Oxford are analysed quantitatively and qualitatively and presented with illustrative quotations giving voice to critical personal perceptions of the culture and efforts to improve it. The C-Change survey included 12 dimensions of the culture: Vitality; Self-Efficacy in Career Advancement; Institutional Support; Relationships/Inclusion/Trust; Values Alignment; Ethical/Moral Distress;…

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Added by Pavel Ovseiko on June 30, 2019 at 1:18 — 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 — 2 Comments

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