Feminist Issues in Evaluation

DEI Working Group Week: Evaluation at a Crossroads: Time to Choose Who We Want to Be and How We Think by Vidhya Shanker

This week is sponsored by our colleagues in the DEI Working Group. Today’s contribution is an evergreen posts contributed by the working group members about a topic so important, it’s worth a second read. -Liz DiLuzio, Lead Curator Greetings from Vidhya Shanker, an interdependent evaluation scholar and practitioner. With the new year, the inauguration, and …

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FIE TIG Week: Rituu Nanda and The story of gender and evaluation in an online community

Hi, I am Rituu B Nanda and I work on M&E, community engagement, participatory action research and knowledge management. I work with multiple organisations like Institute of Social Studies Trust (ISST), Anti-Slavery International, and Constellation. I moderate an international online community of practice (CoP) – Gender and Evaluation – under ISST’s project “Engendering Policy through Evaluation.”

FIE TIG Week: Reflections on being a feminist evaluator. Also, an invitation to others to be one because we ALL have what it takes by Divya Bheda

Hello! I am Dr. Divya Bheda, you can find more about me here, and I am a feminist and an evaluator—i.e., a feminist evaluator. Over the last decade of being one, I often revisit what being a feminist evaluator means to me. Today, I thought I would share my current perspective with you.

FIE TIG Week: The power of stories and woman to create change: Sophonisba Breckenridge, Edith Abbott and innovative evaluation by Michelle DiStefano

Thank you for pausing during your busy day to read this post, I’m Michelle DiStefano. I am fortunate and humbled to combine my passions and work as the Community Research Associate Director for the Pace Center for Girls (Pace) in Jacksonville, FL. Pace believes in creating a just and equitable future where the young women we serve have power.

FIE TIG Week: Storytelling among diverse groups builds solidarity and creates the space for deep learning on strategic challenges by Barbara Klugman

Hello, I am Barbara Klugman, South African strategy and evaluation practitioner, working with social and environmental justice organisations, networks and funders internationally. Since early 2020, I have been facilitating a learning process on power and movement-building among 34 diverse (by issue and continent and type of organisation – funders, networks and place-based) women’s /womn’s /womxn’s rights groups (groups’ discourses differ). They are all funded by the UK Charity Comic Relief’s “Power Up” initiative. The magic has been the shared learning across this diversity.

FIE TIG Week: Evaluation at a crossroads: Time to choose who we want to be and how we think by Vidhya Shanker

Greetings from Vidhya Shanker, an interdependent evaluation scholar and practitioner. With the new year, the inauguration, and the launch of vaccinations, it’s easy to let diverse optics fool us into thinking that we’ve turned a corner and lull us back to business as usual. This liberal narrative of progress—from which evaluation and its surrounding industries …

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FIE TIG Week: Example of Female Engineering Student’s Project Assessment from the gender lens by Ana Androsik

Hello! I’m Ana Androsik, Director, Feminist Data and Research – FDR Inc.  We have learned a great deal from our gender assessment and evaluation experience in Ghana and the West African region as a whole while working with professionals from a consortium including Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, Safe Water Network …

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FIE TIG Week: Trying out a sex, gender, and intersectionality lens for evaluations by Peter Czerny, Ashley Zelmer and Robert Tkaczyk

Hello from Canada! We are Peter Czerny, Ashley Zelmer and Robert Tkaczyk, three federal government evaluators with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada. Our evaluation team is in the middle of a journey to incorporate “Sex and Gender-Based Analysis Plus” (SGBA+) into our practice. Since 2015, the Government of Canada has …

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