Advocacy and production of knowledge products and tools related to gender transformative evaluation
EvalGender+ produces new knowledge products to advocate for the use of gender transformative evaluative evidence to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. This is done through volunteer work of EvalGender+ members of the management group and affiliates. EvalGender+ also supports national evaluation systems with innovative tools to integrate gender transformative methods in national monitoring and evaluation frameworks and country-led evaluations.
Key products to date
- EvalGender+; UN Women: Equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation: An evolving practice in reporting Voluntary National Review; 2022
- EvalSDGs, EvalGender+, EvalPartners: EvalSDGs Insight #10: Transforming M&E for Achieving the SDGs, 2020
- EvalGender+, EvalPartners, EvalSDGs, UN Women, IIED:Equity-focused, gender-responsive evidence: a blind spot in VNR reporting , 2019
- EvalGender+ for UNDP NEC 2019 Proceedings, Gender-Evaluative Evidence: a blind spot in SDG reporting?
- VOPE Survey 2.0
- Capacity Development on Gender Transformative Evaluation with Cultural Relevance: A Global South-South Collaboration. Interregional Learning: Comparative Report of the three regions of the Global South, 2018
- Evaluating the Sustainable Development Goals with a “No one left behind” lens through equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations, 2016 English, Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish
- Decalogue of evaluation from a gender perspective, 2015
- Guide to including a gender+ perspective in VOPES: innovating to improving institutional capacities, 2015
National Evaluation Systems
EvalGender+ has been providing support to countries national monitoring and evaluation systems to apply new tools and methodologies to evaluate SDGs with a transformative lens. EvalGender+ works with UN Women, Evaluation Associations and networks to advance this agenda.
Promotion of gender transformative evaluative innovation through a Small Seeds Funds for Innovation
EvalGender+ has launched a Small Seeds Funds for funding innovation in gender transformative evaluation. The objective is to provide seed funding for current or upcoming knowledge generation connected to equity-focused and gender responsive evaluations. Seed funding is provided on a competitive basis over 1 year.
The main objective is to identify and foster innovation for knowledge generation that can be used to advocate for more equity-focused and gender responsive evaluation in the context of the SDGs, to enrich the evaluation field.
Small Grants Winners 2021
- Brazilian Monitoring and Evaluation Network – Tatiana Vieira de Jesus
Rethinking the Evaluation of the 2030 Agenda Target 5.5: This article presents the results of action research with the aim of identifying new metrics for the evaluation of target 5.5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which refers to ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life. The research instruments were built based on the method for social innovation Theory U. During the process, interviews were carried out with 17 women leaders from different racial and age groups and working in distinct sectors, as well as two meetings in small groups to create a set of elements for an evaluation that contributes to the strengthening of women’s role as leaders. In this way, this research sought to contribute to the generation of knowledge for equity-focused and gender responsive evaluations.
– Paper: Rethinking the Evaluation of the 2030 Agenda Target 5.5 (forthcoming)
- Academia National de Evaluadores de México – EvalGender Capitulo México -Edelith Romero Monterde and Macarena Orozco Martínez
English: The Gender Perspective (PEG) in the evaluation makes visible and contributes to transform inequalities, discrimination, violence and violations of human rights, especially of women and girls. This Diagnostic Evaluation aims to contribute to the strengthening of the National Academy of Evaluators of Mexico, A.C. (Aceval) and its community based on analyzing the current situation of the PEG both in the VOPE and in the training, skills and professional practices of its members. Various opportunities for improvement were identified, a route is proposed to advance in the transversality and institutionalization of the PEG in the organization and in the professionalization of the community. For this, evaluation was considered as a process of generating useful knowledge to transform and improve not only public policies, programs and projects, but also the social reality and the lives of people dedicated to the evaluative practice associates in a VOPE as Aceval.
Spanish: La Perspectiva de Género (PEG) en la evaluación visibiliza y contribuye a transformar desigualdades, discriminaciones, violencias y violaciones a los derechos humanos, especialmente de mujeres y niñas. La presente Evaluación Diagnóstica pretende contribuir al fortalecimiento de la Academia Nacional de Evaluadores de México, A.C. (Aceval) y su comunidad a partir de analizar la situación actual de la PEG tanto en la VOPE como en la formación, competencias y prácticas profesionales de sus integrantes. Se identificaron diversas oportunidades de mejora, se propone una ruta para avanzar en la transversalidad e institucionalización de la PEG en la organización y en la profesionalización del gremio. Para ello, se consideró a la evaluación como un proceso de generación de conocimiento útil para transformar y mejorar no sólo las políticas, programas y proyectos públicos, sino la realidad social y la vida de las personas entregadas a la práctica evaluativa agremiadas en una VOPE como Aceval.
- Full final report (Spanish)
- Graphic sheets (Spanish) ( A; B; C; D; E; F)
- Video (Spanish)
- Executive Summary (English)
- Graphic sheets (English) ( A; B; C; D; E; F )
- Gender an Equity Network South Asia – Dr. Shweta Anand and Bijita DevSharma
South Asia is home to extreme gender inequities and masculinities, male privilege and entitlements, and these remain underserved areas for gender and equity evaluation. Through our three key final products, which include – Report cum tip sheet on Evaluating Men & Masculinities in South Asia, an E-module on masculinities and transformative evaluation and a Podcast titled- Rethinking evaluative practices in the context of understanding men and masculinities in South Asia, we attempt to highlight some of the key evaluation issues and challenges as well as possible responses to it from the region. The two key questions that we have attempted to unpack are: (a) What evaluative practices have been most effective and contextually relevant towards a deeper understanding of masculinities in South Asia? ; (b) What evaluative lessons have been learned especially in the context of the ongoing COVID -19 pandemic?
– Tip sheet
– E-module on masculinities and transformative evaluation in the context of South Asia targeted at young evaluators.
- RedWIM – Red de Mujeres Latinoamericas y del Caribe en Gestion de Organizaciones – Solange Grandjean and Adriana Alonso
Gender perspective inclusion at small and medium private sector companies represent important challenges considering the Latin American context. The main challenge is directly related with the limited financial resources that changes investment priorities.
Gender evaluation is key to understand the process, barriers, achievements and lessons learned in the women inclusion at the labor market regarding career promotions, salary, work load, family – work balance and gender – based violence. This report shows the results from the implementation of a methodological tool to evaluate gender equality practices in four women-led private companies in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico. The analysis includes the results and evaluation of gender gaps and recommendations to reduce and prevent them.
– Report: A methodological tool for small and medium enterprises to identify gender gaps prepare an action plan for its closure, and later evaluation in order to implement gender equality good practices.
Small Grants Winners 2020
- Evaluation Association of Bhutan – Phunstsho Choden
Research Paper aimed to understand the lived experiences of women of different generations in Bhutan. It is part of an exercise to develop a local knowledge base to inform a gender equality policy evaluation framework.
– Research Paper
- Sri Lanka Evaluation Association – Piroshini Trikawalagoda, Randika De Mel & Team
Study on the economic and social effects of the low-income earners in Sri Lanka and the extent of equity in action during the emergency arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The project includes provided the opportunity for capacity development for Young an Emerging Evaluators (YEEs) and two officers from the Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Unit of the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs on using participatory interactive tools at grassroots level.
– Final Study
- SAHAJ -Society for Health Alternatives – Dr Nilangi Sardeshpande and Ms Renu Khanna
– Manual for Localising SDGs: Building capacities of grass roots organizations from a gender perspective