Feminist Issues in Evaluation

FIE/MME Week: Denise Seigart on Implementing a Feminist Evaluation of School Health Care

Greetings, I am Denise Seigart, Associate Dean for Nursing at Stvenson University.  Like a great novel, a great feminist evaluation creates the conditions for learning and change, particularly for the benefit of women. In 2008-2009 I implemented a feminist evaluation to study school-based health care in the United States (U.S.), Canada, and Australia. In the …

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FIE/MME Week: Alessandra Galiè on Feminist Small N Evaluation

Hello! I am Alessandra Galiè, a PhD Candidate at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. From 2006 to 2011 I collaborated with a Participatory Plant Breeding programme coordinated at the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) to assess the impact of the programme on the empowerment of the newly involved women farmers …

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FIE/MME Week: Donna Podems on Applying Feminist Evaluation for Non-feminist Evaluators

Hello, I am Donna Podems, founder and director of OtherWISE: Research and Evaluation, a small monitoring and evaluation firm in Cape Town, South Africa.  We work with a wide range of international and local donors who fund a wide variety of technical interventions in areas such as environment, education, health, community development and human rights. …

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FIE/MME Week: Donna Mertens and Mika Yamashita on Co-hosting Mixed Methods Evaluation and Feminist Issues in Evaluation

Hello!  We are Donna Mertens and Mika Yamashita, Chair and Program Chair of Mixed Methods Evaluation TIG.  This week, we offer five posts written by Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG members. Why is the Mixed Methods TIG co-hosting this week with the Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG?  Because this week’s posts touch upon issues associated …

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Silvia Salinas-Mulder and Fabiola Amariles on Gender, Rights and Cultural Awareness in Development Evaluation

We are Silvia Salinas-Mulder, Bolivian anthropologist, feminist activist and independent consultant, and Fabiola Amariles, Colombian economist, founder and director of Learning for Impact. We have worked for several years as external evaluators for development programs in Latin America. The following ideas may help to operationalize the principles of gender- and human rights (HR)-responsive evaluation in …

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Dominica McBride on Sociocultural Theory and its Applicability to Evaluation

I’m Dominica McBride, President of The HELP Institute, Inc. Recently, I wrote an article for New Directions for Evaluation on Sociocultural Theory (ST) and its applicability to evaluation. Joke: There were a few young fish swimming near an older, wise fish and the old, wise fish says, “My, isn’t the water wonderful today?” and the …

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