Feminist Issues in Evaluation

FIE TIG Week: So you think math is an objective science? Think again. By Heather Krause

Hi, I’m Heather Krause a mathematical statistician, data scientist and founder of Datassist.  After many years collecting data, conducting analysis, and designing data communication material across the globe it became really clear to me that data is never neutral.  And that much of what we consider to be an objective science with “best practices” is …

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FIE TIG Week: Cultural competence and power issues in evaluations, reflections from a gender transformative perspective by Silvia Salinas-Mulder and Fabiola Amariles-Erazo

Hi, we are Silvia Salinas-Mulder and Fabiola Amariles-Erazo, independent evaluators from Bolivia and Colombia. In recent years we have dedicated our research and capacity development efforts to advance knowledge about cultural competence in evaluation with a feminist approach, mainly in Latin American & Caribbean (LAC), a region with high inequalities and a strong colonialist and …

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FIE TIG Week: Feminist Evaluation has a Friend in Principles-Focused Evaluation by Donna Podems and Michael Patton

Hello. Michael Patton and I, Donna Podems, wanted to share a new idea that was inspired by the session that Michael, Svetlana Negroustoueva, and I, held at the 2017 American Evaluation Association Conference. Recently, Michael pioneered the concept of Principles Focused Evaluation (PFE). As feminist evaluators, we wondered how, and if, we could apply a …

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Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Week: Transformative Feminist Evaluation and Empowerment of Women and Girls by Donna M. Mertens and Julie Newton

Hi, we are Donna M. Mertens, Professor Emeritus at Gallaudet University and a long time member and past President of the American Evaluation Association and Julie Newton, Senior Advisor in the Gender Team at the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherlands. We connected because of Julie’s interest in innovative evaluation strategies to measure the …

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Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Week: Participatory methods enable women to analyse shifts in power by Francesca D’Emidio, Liisa Kytola, Sarah Henon, and Eva Otero

We are Francesca D’Emidio, Liisa Kytola, and Sarah Henon from ActionAid, and Eva Otero from Leitmotiv consultants. ActionAid is a global federation working to achieve social justice and poverty eradication by transforming unequal gendered power relations. We’d like to share an evaluation methodology tested in Cambodia, Rwanda, and Guatemala to measure shifts in power in …

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Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Week: Movement Capacity Assessment Tool: lessons learned from the R&D process by PeiYao Chen, Kelly Gannon, and Lucy McDonald-Steward

Hi! We are PeiYao Chen, Kelly Gannon, and Lucy McDonald-Stewart at Global Fund for Women, a public foundation that raises money and attention to advance women’s rights and gender equality. Strengthening women’s rights movements is a key component of Global Fund for Women’s Theory of Change. We are charged with figuring out how to meaningfully …

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Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Week: Participatory Action Learning: Supporting Transformative Women’s Empowerment by Julie Poncelet and Catherine Borgman-Arboleda

We are Julie Poncelet and Catherine Borgman-Arboleda of Action Evaluation Collaborative, a group of consultants who use evaluation and collective learning strategies to strengthen social change work. Drawing from recent work with a nonprofit consortium of international NGOs engaging with women and girls in vulnerable, underserved communities in the U.S., Africa, India, and the Caribbean, …

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Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Week: Quantitative Analysis from a Feminist Perspective by Heather Krause

Hi there, I’m Heather Krause from Datassist. I’ve been working with women and data internationally for over a decade.  I’m delighted to have the opportunity to add my voice and share a bit about the importance of including quantitative data — in addition to qualitative data — in research to incorporate a feminist perspective. Using …

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Feminist Issues in EvaluationTIG Week: Whose Perspective? by Mira Savara

In this infinite mysterious magical interconnected multi universe, my existence is on planet earth as Mira Savara.  I hold a PhD, was previously with BBC World Service Trust, and am now an independent freelance consultant with the non-profit social research centre Shakti. No… Don’t stop reading, I am making a point. The introduction tells you that …

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Feminist TIG Week: Kate S. McCleary on Feminist Epistemologies

Hello AEA365 readers!  I’m Kate S. McCleary, Ph.D., researcher and evaluator at The LEAD Center  within the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  On March 11th, my colleagues and I gathered for an office retreat to discuss our work as a Center and also to share themes in evaluation that are …

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