gender

Hot tips for building the evidence base around gender through evaluations by Emily Springer

Hello evaluators! I’m Emily Springer, a PhD candidate in Sociology with a focus on international development. I recently completed research on “What works for gender-norm change? Enhancing gender inclusive agricultural development programming” for the International Center for Wheat and Maize Improvement (CIMMYT). Although specific to the Ethiopian case, it does not appear that external evaluations …

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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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Lillian Rivera on Thinking beyond the gender binary on assessments: Notes from the field

I am Lillian Rivera, After School Program Director for Hetrick-Martin Institute, a community-based organization that provides programs for LGBT teens that focus on arts and culture, health and wellness, job readiness, academic enrichment as well as counseling and HIV prevention services to 1,500 youth annually.  HMI’s HIV prevention work allows us to work with various …

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Susan Kistler on Sharing Your Ideas on Including Gender and Identity to Win a Copy of Finding Out

I’m Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director, and I contribute each Saturday’s aea365 post. In last week’s post, I told you how to win a copy of Evaluation Strategies for Communicating and Reporting by suggesting your favorite (or a hated) data visualization via the aea365 comments. Hot Tip: We received lots of great …

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LGBT Week: Joe Heimlich on Why Ask Questions?

Greetings! I’m Joe Heimlich, a Professor at The Ohio State University with Extension, the School of Environment & Natural Resources, and the Environmental Science Graduate Program. I’m also a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Learning Innovation. This year, along with John Daws, I’m Program co-Chair for the AEA LGBT Issues TIG. Hot Tip: …

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LGBT Week: Denice Cassaro on Using Open-Ended Demographic Categories to Learn About Race, Ethnicity, Sex, and Gender

My name is Denice Cassaro. I am strongly committed to serving as a positive social change agent and educator through the use of evaluation processes. I have found incorporating queer/feminist/critical race theories helpful by the challenges offered in: understanding concepts of identities (race/ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation/preference) as socially constructed not minimizing the impact/meaning of intersecting …

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LGBT Week: Käri Greene on Issues of Gender and Sexuality in Evaluation

My name is Käri Greene and I’m a Senior Research Analyst at an intergovernmental agency for the Oregon Public Health Division and Multnomah County Health Department, as well as a co-Chair for the LGBT Issues TIG. Our TIG explores areas of sexuality, gender and identity as they relate to evaluation theory, practice, and use, specifically …

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