Feminist Issues in Evaluation

My “Home-Made” Evaluation Tools to Avoid Gender (and Equity) Blindness by Sara Vaca

Hey there! I’m Sara Vaca (evaluation consultant) and here is my monthly Saturday post. I want to share how I try to introduce Gender perspective in every evaluation (regardless of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) mentioning it or not). Lessons Learned: I heard during my Masters in Evaluation that many evaluations are gender-blind, and that …

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FIE TIG Week: Applying Intersectionality to Program Theory: Gender-Based Violence & Violence Against Women by Vidhya Shanker

Vidhya Shanker here, from Rainbow Research. Previously, I explained intersectionality—despite cooptation by contemporary organizations vying for funding—as a centuries-old concept borne from subjugated knowledge and liberation struggles as valuable for situation analyses. Today, I examine intersectionality’s value in relation to certain dimensions of program theory. Lessons Learned: Before becoming an evaluator, I spent years fighting …

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FIE TIG Week: Bridging the Divide: Gender-based Analysis Quality and Evaluation by Jane Whynot

By way of introduction, my name is Jane Whynot and I currently serve as one of the Program Co-Chairs of AEA’s Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG. Super sorry to have missed you this year in Cleveland but delighted that I can share some of the highlights with you via AEA365. Gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) is …

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FIE TIG Week: Data Is Not Objective: Feminist Data Analysis by Heather Krause

Hi. I’m Heather Krause, founder of Datassist. I’ve been doing data analysis around the globe for a long time and am an advocate for using ethics and equity as the foundations for all our work. My presentation on Feminist Data Analysis focused on step by step processes to avoid sexism, racism, homophobia and more in …

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FIE TIG Week: The Rise and Grind of Women in Evaluation by Kathleen Doll, Nina Sabarre, and Libby Smith

HELLO! We are Kathleen Doll (independent evaluation consultant and doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University (CGU)) , Nina Sabarre (founder and principle of  Intention 2 Impact and doctoral student at CGU) , and Libby Smith (program director at University of Wisconsin-Stout and evaluator with ARC Evaluation). In March 2018, we joined forces to craft a …

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FIE TIG Week: Evaluation in the Era of #MeToo by Kate Locke and Rose Konecky

One of the most important social movements in the last decade became well-known for its effects in the entertainment, news, and political spheres. But it also strongly affects evaluators, and AEA has a responsibility and an opportunity to be responsive to it. Greetings! We are Kate Locke, Associate Director of Evaluation and Learning and Rose …

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FIE TIG Week: Excellent Sessions You Might Have Missed from the FIE TIG at AEA 2018 by Christine Bell

Welcome to the annual Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG week! I am Christine Bell, program co-chair for the FIE TIG and evaluator at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. For the theme of this week I have selected several “excellent sessions you might have missed” from AEA 2018 in the spirit of the “call for …

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FIE TIG Week: What is intersectionality and how can evaluators do it? (Part 1: Situation Analysis) by Vidhya Shanker

Greetings from Vidhya Shanker, independent evaluation consultant and PhD candidate in Evaluation Studies at the University of Minnesota. Intersectionality is sometimes misunderstood and misused to suggest that oppression based on gender is the same as—or better or worse than—oppression based on race, class, ability status, or other dimensions along which society structures power dynamics. Understanding …

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FIE TIG Week: Can we evaluate the gender dimensions of complex programs? by Michael Bamberger

Greetings from Michael Bamberger.  I have been involved in development programs and development evaluation since the 1960s, and much of my work has focused on gender and social exclusion. We live in an increasingly complex world and development programs, and their evaluation are also becoming more complex.  The understanding of complexity is particularly important for …

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FIE TIG Week: Supply and Demand of Gender Data by Brittany Iskarpatyoti

Hi all! I’m Brittany Iskarpatyoti; I serve as the editor of the Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG newsletter and work for MEASURE Evaluation- a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that strengthens health information systems in low-resource settings. I work in the gender portfolio and I want to share a …

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