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IEG Director General Caroline Heider discusses why it is important to integrate gender into evaluation.
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This is a very nice video to introduce people to the core concepts. I'm part of a small discussion group (we jokingly call ourselves "Impactivists") and I'll show this to them the next time we get together. I particularly like that the focus is on "equal participation", which allows the core ideas to be applied beyond gender to other unheard and silences voices as well. If the aim is equal participation for "shared prosperity" then that can be a clarifying beacon. However, can we move the conversation beyond economic and financial impact? We don't want prosperity at all costs (pardon the pun). Prosperous but silo-ed, competitive, angry, and divisive isn't worth it, frankly. Can we be more nuanced in the kind of prosperity we envision?
Dear Zorayda and Caroline,
Congrats for this video! I think it is really useful for training and for advocacy.
I have watched the brief video of the IEG Director General Caroline Heider on mainstreaming gender in evaluation. And I would like sharing some insights with the hope that they are useful:
Data collection and limitations: in conducting a study on the ‘Women’s Allocation of Time in India, Indonesia, and China’, I have gathered data and information through Time Use Surveys (TUSs). These were done in detail in India but they were not complete in Indonesia and China. So I have had to draw conclusions taking into consideration the poor quality and quantity of gender data and information available.
Gender equal teams: having had the privilege and pleasure to serve the United Nations has allowed me to work with both women and men. And understand how much we can benefit from each other in terms of learning, knowledge sharing, different perspectives, and professional and personal growth. So I have always thought that more men should be included in gender programs as, in some cases, they still need to see the benefits of collaboration with us. And there is nothing better than evidence based assessments for decision making.
My questions are: (1) how can evaluators help countries include gender statistics in their national programs, and (2) how can we, as women, encourage men to work, learn, and grow with us?
Thank you for posting such inspiring video.
Thanks for posting. What are your insights on the subject and the video?
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