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…Continue
Added by Krinna Shah on July 19, 2013 at 20:35 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Gurpreet Kaur on May 6, 2013 at 14:07 — No Comments
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…Continue
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Shiny Saha on April 29, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments
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,…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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, http://www.wemanresources.info/documents/Page2_GALS/SteeringLife'sRockyRoad.pdf
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on April 1, 2013 at 15:48 — No Comments
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.
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
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…Continue
Added by Rituu B Nanda on March 18, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments
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.
Appreciative Inquiry and Evaluation (AIAE) is a recent development in the evaluation realm. The AIAE focuses on root causes of what worked, why it worked and how it worked. The evaluation results are used right way for revisiting vision/goal/objective, redefining strategy and refining plan of work of programme being evaluated. As the evaluation results are used right way to improve the programme, this evaluation enhances the use of evaluation.…Continue