Institute of Social Studies Trust ISST's recent study, "Beyond the Norm: Scope of Non-traditional Livelihood Skilling for Women in Achieving Women's Economic Empowerment" aimed to understand the importance of skilling women in what is considered as ‘nontraditional’ and how that can lead to women’s economic empowerment. While there is no fixed definition of which work can qualify as ‘non-traditional’, vis-à-vis ‘traditional’, there are several ways through which it can be…Continue
Gender & Evaluation online Community with Evaluation Community of India hosted an e-consultation on Art & Creativity Evaluation. Members with MEL expertise and creative talent generously offered to host the event. Abu Ala Hasan from Bangladesh provided a theoretical background on the topic with focus on Photography/ painting Chris Lysy from the United States shared how cartoons can relay Evaluation findings Yelizaveta Yanovich from the US brought experience of theatre in facilitation…Continue
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Recently a very experienced Evaluation professional, Eleanor Chelimsky, passed away. Michael Patton compiled her insights and short video clips which you can enjoy. What a wonderful tribute and an opportunity to learn from her.
After several days of rereading Eleanor's writings and revisiting our email exchanges, I…Continue
I am posting this blog on behalf of Dr Archna Kumar.
Evaluation Community of India organised Evalfest in Feb'20. We had a session on Innovation Bazaar.
There was one group which shared experiences from numerous research studies conducted in different regions of India, by Professors, and Doctoral and advanced Master’s scholars of Department of Development Communication and Extension, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. These were the presenters
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Evaluation community of India with CareIndia iorganised a Webinar entitled "Evidence on gender equity and inclusion towards women's empowerment: A reflection on lessons and challenges" under the glocal evalweek 2020 on 4th June 2020 at 5.30 PM (IST). (see more on glocal evalweek: https://www.glocalevalweek.org/)
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(I attended a short course on Developmental Evaluation facilitated by Carolyn Camman and Rita Fierro and hosted by Amy Lenzo and Rowan Simonsen from Beehive Productions and excellent graphic visualisation during the course. The course provided insights on how to evaluate in complexity and apply developmental evaluation in one's practice.) …Continue
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I was privileged to be in a panel with Donna Mertens, Doug Reeler, Yves Altazin and Claudine Morierat at F3 E conference held on 16th and 17th October in Paris. For last 25 years, F3E has been coordinating a network of 85 organisations – French NGOs and public authorities. The focus has been on strengthening evaluation, research and other capacities of member organisations. I am not a French speaker so the event gave me a peek into the world of Francophone…Continue
WWF Netherlands and the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands organized a three-day workshop on Citizen Science in The Hague in early July 2019. The workshop brought together representatives from civil society, science and government to learn from interesting cases studies, unpack prominent themes related to citizen science and share experiences.…Continue
‘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
I presented at EES conference but more importantly learned from brilliant professionals from around the world.
Nicest thing was the informal meet ups between members of Gender and Evaluation community. see pictures https://gendereval.ning.com/forum/topics/european-evaluation-society-conference-informal-meet-ups ;…Continue
(I had the opportunity to attend a session Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) during recently held #EvalColombo2018. Florence Etta facilitated the panel comprising of Oscar A. Garcia, Soma De Silva, and Stefano D’Errico)
I did not know much about the VNRs. After the session I decided to read about the VNRs. Here is what I have read including what I learned from the panelists. Thanks a lot to all the four in the panel and those who responded during Q&A from whom I…Continue
Enjoy this short and crisp video from Marco Segone, chair United Nations Evaluation group, who shares the 5 good things that happened in terms of Evaluation in the year 2016 and priorities in 2017 . Thanks to Marco Segone, Jin Zhang and UNEG Secretariat for the video.
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Marco Segone, Director of the Independent Evaluation Office at UN Women, speaks about evaluation in the context of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).Key differences between MDGs and SDGs and also shares what SDGs mean for the evaluation community. Strong evaluation functions can determine what works and what cannot work.…Continue
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I have the pleasure to inform you that the UNEG Evaluation Norms and Standards have been updated to better reflect the strategic changes happened in the last 10 years, notably the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The updated UNEG N&S includes 4 new Norms on a) Internationally agreed principles, goals and targets; b) Human rights and gender equality; c) National evaluation capacities, and d) Professionalism,…Continue
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I was part of IDS team which facilitated Participatory Statistics to Examine the Impact of Interventions to Eradicate Slavery: Lessons from the Field’. This was for a project funded by Freedom Fund in two states of India - Bihar and UP. The study was with 14 NGO partners of Geneva Global. It was a great learning for me. Hope you like it.
Oosterhoff, P., Bharadwaj, S., Burns, D., Raj, A.M., Nanda, R.B. and Narayanan, P.
CDI Practice Paper…
Background: Evalgender+ is a global partnership facilitated by EvalPartners to promote the demand, supply and use of Equity Focused and Gender Responsive Evaluations. http://www.mymande.org/evalgender EvalGender+ management group representing different geographical regions functions through task forces. Please read more about genesis of Evalgender+ management group…Continue
Not attending the EvalMena conference but wanting to know what's going on. Enjoy some pictures and tweets by our member Kassem El-Saddik, Ziad Moussa and Marco SegoneContinue
We recently had a seven-week (January to March 2016) E-discussion on SDGs and Gender-responsive and Equity Focused Evaluation on Gender and Evaluation community. Sincere thanks to each and everyone who contributed to the discussion. https://gendereval.ning.com/forum/topics/eval-sdgs We compiled summaries of the four themes of the discussions and presented at…Continue
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Could not attend the recent event in New York? Summer Brennan from UN Women has compiled a story of the tweets posted during the event. Enjoy at https://storify.com/unwomenEval/new-york-high-level-event-leave-no-one-behind…Continue
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