Justice is about fairness and equity. It is also about equitable distribution of power, resources, and outcomes in society. It requires expanding rights of the marginalized and ceilings on the privileged.
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on August 12, 2015 at 11:46 — No Comments
- When I asked women and men from six Chennai [India] slums: "What are the changes - positive and negative - you have seen in the last five years in the institutions of marriage, family, markets and state?" they pointed to quite a few changes and recommendations. These are discussed first, followed by recommendations from evaluations of government schemes in the same city. The disjuncture between women’s evaluations and government evaluations is then contrasted, and, finally, recommendations…Continue
Often I am asked to plan, train or evaluate programs from a gender lens. The organisation’s gender policy and guidelines are given to me, and I am asked to keep these in mind while carrying out my tasks. Unfortunately, many policies and guidelines (often generated by donors) focus on gender relations in isolation, and do not take into account that they interlock with other power relations like race, caste, class, abilities, sexual orientation or gender identity to marginalise…Continue
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on February 21, 2015 at 10:09 — No Comments
Cross posted from http://www.comminit.com/global/content/power-policies-and-socialgender-relations-can-evaluations-change-equation, January, 20, 2015
In the year 2013, the UN Evaluation Group decided to join EvalPartners in declaring 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation. The year 2015 was identified as a…Continue
I come from India. I would like to share some thought on some of my thoughts on barriers to integrating gender equality within national evaluation systems in my context When a government scheme is formulated by a Ministry, it is appraised by the Project Appraisal and Management Division of the Planning Commission. There is a standard guideline for Appraisal which looks at target group and area, scheme relevance, cost-effectiveness, budget available, institutional capacity, monitoring and…Continue
This blog explores the meaning of socialist feminist theories of change, and illustrates its application to promote safe migration of women. It also analyses factors to be kept in mind while developing socialist feminist theories of change.
The author is grateful for the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women for inviting me to facilitate a workshop on the same this year and the participants in the same. They however bear no responsibility for shortcomings.…Continue
I visited Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India this month with the impressive NGO Eficor
There were remote villages untouched by 'mainstream development'. There were also villages near the town of Khalwa where industries had come up and health services were accessible. Interestingly children were better nourished (records of ICDS- weight by age) in the remote area, than the accessible one. Institutional delivery was however higher in the developed area. The remote…Continue
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on October 25, 2014 at 17:06 — No Comments
Participation in EES, 2014 was an excellent opportunity to rethink assumptions, meet friends again and see bits of Dublin.
What did I learn from the four days I spent at EES? I learnt from 'systems-thinkers' the distinction between doing things right and doing the right things. If one has the wrong theory of change but a plan of action, one can land up doing planned things right, but not the right thing to address the issue that one wants to address be it poverty, HIV/AIDS, equity…Continue
In evaluation conferences, at times I hear "I do feminist evaluations, and not gender evaluations". Feminist evaluation places issues of power at the center of defining scope of evaluation, evaluation process and, how findings are used. They look at intersections between gender and identities, and examine how the project/programme change social structures. Gender evaluations do not deal with issues of power and structures"
Having been taught about gender relations through reading…Continue
Wednesday, 9 April 2014…
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on April 18, 2014 at 16:10 — No Comments
Dear Gender and Evaluation Community
This is a bit late, but nevertheless I am posting my reflection on AEA, 2013 which I had the opportunity to attend.
Comments most welcome.
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on March 4, 2014 at 17:45 — No Comments
I am enclosing a recent powerpoint that I to facilitate a half day session on gender/equity sensitive indicators with a group of NGOs from Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu indicators.ppt.
Often NGOs, government and at times even evaluation teams get stuck at monitoring process or output indicators, and do not adequately evaluate outcome and impact indicators. The…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 18:18 — No Comments
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:
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on March 11, 2013 at 6:04 — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Ranjani K.Murthy on March 9, 2013 at 17:22 — No Comments