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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Take Advantage of Canva’s Latest Updates by Jayne Corso

Hi, my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. I have written a few Saturday posts about Canva, a great design tool for amateur designers! They recently updated their offerings, making it easier to creative graphics for social media, blogs, or websites. I wanted to share a few of these …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Reflections of an AEA MSI Fellow by Cynthia Gonzalez

Hi, I’m Cynthia Gonzalez, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Public Health and Associate Director in the Division of Community Engagement at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). At CDU, I am able to teach courses in public health, community engagement, health disparities, and health equity, while also running …

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MSI Fellowship Week: Teaching an Entry-Level Evaluation Course Incorporating Culturally Responsive Evaluation in a Professional Doctoral Program by Lu Liu

Hello! My name is Lu Liu and I am an Assistant Professor in the La Fetra College of Education at the University of La Verne.  I am faculty in the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership Program teaching research method courses and I am interested in developing evaluation courses that integrate Culturally Responsive Evaluation (CRE) …

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