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…Continue
Innovation for development is the key and UNICEF has made it an organizational priority.
The world is changing faster than ever, as are the challenges facing its most vulnerable. Conflict and displacement, disasters and climate change, and urbanization and disease outbreaks are growing complex and interrelated. Exploring new ways of delivering programmes, with new partners and new technologies, is increasingly getting recognized as being crucial…Continue
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:…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by LOYE Alexis Salvador on May 21, 2019 at 19:47 — No Comments
By Awuor PONGE; Member, African Gender and Development Evaluators Network (AGDEN) & Africa Regional Representative, EvalIndigenous Global Network.
The date was…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on April 30, 2019 at 18:39 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Robert McLean on April 23, 2019 at 1:51 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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: …Continue
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 …Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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
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 communities…did the communities have a say in what data has to be…Continue
Moroccan Evaluation Association (AME) and the Arab Network for Evaluation (EvalMENA)
hosted the 7th Arab Evaluation Conference in Rabat from 27 to 30 November 2018.
The conference was attended by more than 200 participants from different sectors and sectors,
representing the various national evaluation societies, parliamentarians, government officials and
other partners, namely the United Nations Programs and other Development Partners in the region.…
Added by Kassem El Saddik on December 22, 2018 at 23:00 — No Comments
Yesterday (13/12/18) I met David Fetterman, one of the most important theorists in programme evaluation area. He came to Claremont, at the invitation of the Claremont Evaluation Center, as one of the speakers of the CEC Speaker Series, short events generally performed at lunch time. It is always exciting to find reference authors of your literature. This is a common practice for authors of this area. The usual is to imagine someone with distant behavior and willing only to talk about…Continue