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Evaluation - Central to the Evidence Base for Gender Equality

Last week I spoke at the Executive Board of UN Women about the centrality of evaluation to their role in bringing about gender equality.

Changing the way women and men, boys and girls relate to each other, understanding each other's roles and seeing each other as equals, is a demanding challenge. It shakes up longstanding norms and questions values that are often deeply ingrained and frequently subconscious. The full realization of gender equality involves not only the notional…

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Added by Caroline Heider on February 18, 2015 at 22:56 — No Comments

Whose Voices Count?

Ensuring all views are considered in participatory evaluation

The World Bank Group wants to improve its development effectiveness by, among others things, engaging citizens throughout the operational project cycle. It has set itself an ambitious target: 100% citizen engagement in projects that have clearly identifiable beneficiaries.

Participation in development is not a new concept. It goes back some 40 years when practitioners realized the importance of participation…

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Added by Caroline Heider on February 13, 2015 at 19:45 — 1 Comment

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