October 2015 Blog Posts (13)

Evaluating SDGs with a gender perspective

Today I was honored to present the attached presentation on "Evaluation of SDGs with a gender lens" in IDEAS General Assembly at Bangkok

Best. Marco…


Added by marco segone on October 30, 2015 at 9:30 — 5 Comments

American Evaluation Association - Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Newsletter


Hi everybody,

I wanted to share with you the recent Newsletter of the Topical Interest Group (TIG) on Feminist Issues in Evaluation, of the American Evaluation Association.  Many interesting news, articles and also highlights of the upcoming…


Added by Silvia Salinas Mulder on October 26, 2015 at 22:05 — 3 Comments

Available now! Issue #5 of Transform, the first magazine exclusively dedicated to gender-responsive evaluation, focusing on gender mainstreaming in the United Nations.

Available now!

Issue #5 of Transform, the first magazine exclusively dedicated to gender-responsive evaluation, focusing on gender mainstreaming in the United Nations.



Added by Alexandra Capello on October 26, 2015 at 17:23 — No Comments

Women Talk Too Much. What I learnt from a Manager who thought so

A few years ago in a workshop I was facilitating, a man grew impatient with the pace at which the women in his group were trying to reach a consensus. He literally put his foot down, said 'women talk too darn much and that's why we don't…


Added by Ann-Murray Brown on October 24, 2015 at 12:00 — 7 Comments

Evaluation Community of India (ECOI) has been launched!

Ms Sindhu Khullar, CEO Niti Aayog (former Planning commission of India) launched the Evaluation community of India on 16th October 2015 in Delhi. A. K. Shiva Kumar a development economist and professor and Dr P K Anand, Senior Consultant,DMEO, were present on this occasion. In this video Ms Rashmi Agrawal (Director NILERD) shares how the ECOI came into being and what are its future aspirations. ECOI will be hosted by Institute of Social Studies Trust.  Find ECOI on facebook…


Added by Rashmi Agrawal on October 20, 2015 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Suggested Approaches to Conduct Impact Assessment Without a Baseline Data

Priya Anand posted a query (https://gendereval.ning.com/forum/topics/impact-assessment-without-a-baseline?xg_source=activity) on 28th September 2015 regarding approaches to conduct impact assessment without a baseline data. A team of three people namely Sirjan Adhikari (Nepal), Solomon Bizualem (Ethiopia) and  Ugwuibe Ted C (Nigeria) has summarized the suggested approaches to make a…


Added by Sirjan Adhikari on October 19, 2015 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

Learn in Monitoring and Evaluation

A team of 29 people from 18 countries brainstormed on the topic ‘Learning M&E and Knowledge Management’ at the National Institute of Labour Economic Research and Development (NILERD) in India.

Below are the points compiled and discussed.

Why Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Accountability and Decision making eg. Donors and beneficiaries
  • Learning from success/failures, process as well as learning between different…

Added by TEKU AARON YAO on October 19, 2015 at 15:00 — 4 Comments

Evaluations that Make a Difference: Stories from Around the World

Evaluations that Make a Difference:  Stories from Around the World , supported by EvalPartners, the African Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, is one of the first pieces of systematic research looking at factors that contribute to high quality evaluations that are used by stakeholders to improve programs and…


Added by Asela Kalugampitiya on October 19, 2015 at 12:42 — No Comments

What having a baby taught me about indicators

Last year a story in the Guardian emphasised the importance of being sensitive to how we collect monitoring data – and the impact of receiving a "would you recommend our service" SMS on a couple who had just lost their baby.

More recently, Maria and I had our own experience that emphasised the importance of the…


Added by Joseph Barnes on October 8, 2015 at 16:30 — 6 Comments

Exploring a "made-in-Canada"evaluation framework to assess male engagement programming

Dear all,

It’s with great enthusiasm I’m sharing White Ribbon Canada and the national community of practice partners new resource entitled ‘Preventing violence against women and girls through male engagement: Exploring a national evaluation framework’. Link to framework here:…


Added by Kate Bojin on October 7, 2015 at 23:13 — 4 Comments

Powerful and powerless: Use of discussions on power in impact evaluations!

Recently I was facilitating a workshop on team building with an activist NGO in South India. 

As part of this workshop I raised the workshop I asked the staff (from field to team level) when did they feel powerful and powerless in the organisation. 

Interestingly the field and middle level staff spoke mainly on the impact of their work (and constraints) on changing gender and social relations, while the team level staff focused on issues related to internal…


Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on October 6, 2015 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

Personal invitation to the Evaluation Conclave Nov 2015

The Community of Evaluators – South Asia (CoE-SA) is organizing its 3rd Evaluation Conclave to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 23 to 27 November, 2015 (both days inclusive).Conclave 2015 is a special event being co-organized with EvalPartners and the Parliamentarians' Forum during the Global Evaluation Week, as a culmination of, and celebrating the International Year of Evaluation (EvalYear). Ms Jyotsna Puri, board member of CoE,  and Chelladurai Solomon, Treasurer, CoE, personally invite…


Added by Rituu B Nanda on October 5, 2015 at 6:01 — 1 Comment

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