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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 11:30 — 5 Comments

Appreciative inquiry approach to evaluation

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.…


Added by Gana Pati Ojha on March 14, 2013 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Evaluation Conclave Kathmandu - Reflections

Attending the Kathmandu Conclave: Feb 26-March 1, 2013

Since I reached on the 26th afternoon, I missed Katherine's opening keynote, (but have since viewed this on the Conclave youtube and although its not the same, I can see why it was so much appreciated!). What I did attend on the 26th/ was the workshop on Appreciative Enquiry, also on 27th. (Ganapati Ojha and Ram Chandra Lamichchane, also Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas). This approach as I understood it seeks to…


Added by Ratna Mangala Sudarshan on March 12, 2013 at 9:04 — No Comments

Resources from AEAs library/Additional resources

Hi all, I did a couple of searches in AEAs library for materials that may be of interest to you as a group. These returns may include: presentations from our annual conference, workshop presentations, speeches, posters, etc. 

First, I searched the term "feminist" and came up with the following 25 results, organized by date (most recent to oldest)

Then, I searched for all items in the library…


Added by Kate Golden on March 12, 2013 at 1:30 — 2 Comments

Equal Access Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit

Dear All

I am pleased to inform you all that a toolkit is online now. The toolkit "Equal Access Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit" is guided by the principles of the Communication for Social Change approach to C4D and participatory monitoring and evaluation (PM&E). This toolkit aims to help communication for development (C4D) organisations to demonstrate the impacts and outcomes of their…


Added by Bikash Kumar Koirala on March 11, 2013 at 10:53 — 5 Comments

Equity Focused Evaluation: Notes from Evaluation Conclave Kathmandu (26th February to 1st March, 2013)

Equity focused evaluation

Marco Segone, Michael Bamberger, and Urs Nagel

What does equity mean?

The concept of equity is based on notions of fairness and justice, and refers to equitable outcomes. It needs to be distinguished from equally of opportunity.

Why is equity important?

The concept of equity is important due to several factors:

  • Inequity constitutes a violation of human rights
  • Has a…

Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on March 11, 2013 at 6:04 — No Comments

On My Homework After Attending Evaluation Conclave 2013 at Kathmandu

I am glad that I had attended Opening Ceremony, keynote speech ‘Opportunities and Challenges for Participation in Evaluation’, ‘Participatory Approaches to Evaluating Communication for Development’, ‘ Innovative Directions  for Evaluation of Development, ‘The Cost of Inaction’ and ‘Learning and Participating the Evaluation Mantra in South Asia’.  The panels I had attended are: ‘It Takes Two to Tango: Translating Research into Policy’, ‘Feminist Evaluation’, ‘Fit for Purpose? Evaluations,…


Added by Krinna Shah on March 10, 2013 at 15:34 — No Comments

Evaluation of MNREGS from a gender lens

ISWDS%20Final%20Report.docDear All 

I am attaching two interesting evaluation studies on MNREGS from a gender lens. The first is by Pankaj and Tanka. They argue that women's empowerment effects are visible where enough wage employment has been generated per women. In such instances changes are visible at the intra-household level gender dynamics, income-consumption effects.…


Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on March 9, 2013 at 17:22 — No Comments


By Beverly Bell

March 8, 2013

On this International Women's Day, we rerun a 2005 piece on one of our greatest heroines, Marie Simone Alexandre. Though she died eight years ago, her life and message remain as powerful and inspirational today as any we know. 

"It was thanks to God and Sister Simone." I heard this over and over in the mid-1990s as I was interviewing rape survivors in one of Port-au-Prince's shantytowns. The women were battling the…


Added by Other Worlds on March 8, 2013 at 22:55 — No Comments

The American Evaluation Association has international travel awards available for our 2013 conference!

Hello all!

I am a staff member at AEA writing from Philadelphia PA in the US. In case you are unfamiliar, AEA is the largest evaluation focused organization in the US. Our mission is to "improve evaluation practices and methods, increase evaluation use, promote evaluation as a profession, and support the contribution of evaluation to the generation of theory and knowledge about effective human action." Read more about our mission,…


Added by Kate Golden on March 8, 2013 at 21:29 — 5 Comments

Women's Work: Gender and the Global Food System

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

“We, women from more than 40 countries, from different indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, have gathered together to participate in the creation of a new right: the right to food sovereignty. We reaffirm our will to act to change the capitalist and patriarchal world which puts the interests of the market before the rights of people. We will find the energy to establish our right to food sovereignty, carrier of hope…


Added by Other Worlds on March 5, 2013 at 18:49 — No Comments

Reflections from Evaluation Conclave

Day one: some of the highlights for me:

Katherine Hay’s keynote speech where she touched upon violence against women in India and South Asia and the role evaluators can play in response to  this issue .  However,  keeping in mind the limited resources she underlined ‘measure what we treasure’

The panel on Gender Dynamics and Participation in Evaluation was chaired by Donna Mertens with three presentations and one from our team mate Ranjani on stakeholder…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on February 26, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Community self-assessment on Gender based Violence

Hi, I am Eric. I am based in Burundi.

A large part of my work involves communities. We are currently trying to facilitate community response to Gender based violence. We would like the communities to assess their competence on response to Gender-based violence. Is…


Added by UWINTWAZA Eric on February 19, 2013 at 21:30 — 8 Comments

'Change makers' Group of Girls and boys equal in number

The Change makers from each school gone through training and workshop for two years before handling the social issues. 

We have stimulated the youth by sharing the concept of Gender Equality and the sense of respect .

These kind of trainings conducted for a year within all the schools.  Here these young children then come together to know the good or bad…


Added by Aparna Kunte on February 1, 2013 at 15:29 — 2 Comments

Gender Equality and sense of respect they must go hand in hand!

My organisation YPS work on gender equality since last 4 years in the drought prone backward area at Karnataka Border in Sangli dist of Maharshtra. 

Some modules are

1. Group of Girls and boys per school as 'Change Makers'.

The group is sensitized and trained to handle the social issues together. Thereby making them aware of using their strengths for noble cause and the reason why the two sexes are together. …


Added by Aparna Kunte on January 31, 2013 at 15:35 — 2 Comments

How to post a blog

Blogs provide a space to members for sharing their experience on evaluation. On the 'blogs', you will find all blog postings of individual members.

You can write your own blog by going to the link

- click on '+Add Blog' at right hand corner

- fill in a title, the…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 31, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

The American Evaluation Association call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2013

The American Evaluation Association invites evaluators from around the world, working in any context, to share their knowledge and expertise by submitting a proposal to present at Evaluation 2013. AEA welcomes proposals on topics…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 29, 2013 at 23:40 — No Comments

Wanted: Savvy Workshop Facilitators for Canadian Evaluation Society Conference 2013

Who would you most recommend to present a workshop at this year's Evaluation Across Boundaries conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada? ...…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 29, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Grants Available for Livelihoods Projects

Shared by Roli Mahajan. thanks Roli!…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 22, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

Regional Deliberation for Evaluation Conclave

Here is a short note on participation of Institute of Social Studies trust's (ISST)team at Regional Deliberation for Evaluation Conclave.

A series of regional deliberations are being held to outreach for the…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on January 19, 2013 at 19:30 — 2 Comments

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