Integrating feminist principles to peer-to-peer evaluation

Session Number: 2030
Track: Feminist Issues in Evaluation
Session Type: Expert Lecture
Tags: empowerment evaluation tools, Feminist Evaluation, Gender Transformative Evaluation, Gender-based violence, Midterm evaluation, mix-methods, Participatory, Participatory Evaluations, Participatory Methods, Peer Evaluation, Qualitative, vaccine safety
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: Rotbah Nitia, Monitoring & Evaluation Professional [Women's Right/Gender Equality MEL Specialist - Oxfam Canada]
Second Author or Discussion Group Leader: Anna Du Vent [Program Officer, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning - Oxfam Canada]
Time: Nov 14, 2019 (01:45 PM - 02:30 PM)
Room: Hilton Marquette VIII

Audience Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Oxfam Canada completed a peer-to-peer evaluation using feminist principles for a multi-country project (on ending violence against women and girls) that is implemented with 25 civil society partners half of whom are women’s rights organizations. The evaluation was framed with the intent to use a participatory peer-to-peer approach where partners in each of the six countries would come together to co-design their learning review process - putting partners in the driving seat and strengthening their capacity in undertaking evaluative exercises. Despite the time it took for the partners to understand the process, they acknowledged that it also gave them agency. The partners visited the communities where their peers are working to bring change to unequal gender and power relations. Through their engagement, they noted that it also helped the communities feel solidarity and have a concerted voice with other women and youth in their journey and advocacy to end VAWG.