June 2021 Blog Posts (6)

A new book on “Evaluation in Fragility, Conflict, and Violence”

Hur Hassnain, Lauren Kelly, Simona Somma, editors

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The International Development Evaluation Association released a book on “Evaluation in the Contexts of Fragility, Conflict and Violence”, a practical guidance from global evaluation practitioners. The book shows a diverse set of perspectives and experiences on sensitive…


Added by Hur Hassnain on June 27, 2021 at 18:28 — 1 Comment

Dialogue on Good Practices in Gender Responsive Evaluation: Asia Pacific Evaluation association, Eval Gender+ and UN women

Last year the global community marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). In the context of this milestone and the asymmetrical gendered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic- the virtual “Dialogue on Good Practices in Gender Responsive Evaluation was organised by the Asia Pacific Evaluation association, Eval Gender+ and UN Women.  to learn about the latest contributions applying a gender…


Added by Arushi Pankaj Dubey on June 25, 2021 at 17:14 — 1 Comment

Post Pandemic:- Metamorphosis or transformation?

Metamorphosis and transformation both indicate changes.  One of the major difference I feel is, in metamorphosis, situation can’t be reversed . If a caterpillar changed in to the butterfly, can’t go back in pupa stage or Larvae  stage.  Butterfly needs to learn flying instead of relearning crawling like larvae. 

After Pandemic, situation is changed a lot for many people who can’t go back into the situation as it was before pandemic.…


Added by Pramod Sharma on June 22, 2021 at 13:30 — No Comments

The Skulduggery of pro-management "'workers' unions"

Colombo, January 30 (newsin.asia): Over the last week, the global auto industry witnessed a collapse in operations as thousands of workers in Hungary launched demonstrations against low-wages and disparaging working conditions.

The frustrations and struggles of the workers in Hungary are echoed in two folds as over 70,000 auto-part workers in Matamoros, Mexico digressed into multiple strikes over the course of two weeks demanding a wage hike from the mere 75 cents an hour they are…


Added by Nirmi Vitarana on June 22, 2021 at 7:26 — No Comments

Respecting dignity of persons with disability

A friend recently shared an article published in an online edition of an English medium national newspaper. The article was well intentioned, and spoke about the weakness of non-compliance to universal accessibility regulations in Sri Lanka’s infrastructure and public spaces, and which results in marginalizing a significant minority in our society – who the writer references as the less abled.

This prejudiced use of terminology vexed me, and reminded me of the varying occasions where…


Added by Nirmi Vitarana on June 22, 2021 at 7:16 — No Comments

If evaluators behave like auditors!

I had the great pleasure today of attending a wonderful webinar on adapting evaluations during the COVID pandemic. I especially enjoyed a very inspiring presentation by our very own Rituu and her exchanges with us. Here a few insights and lessons from her discussion:…


Added by Ian C Davies on June 2, 2021 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

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