Evaluation 2019: Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, and Renewal

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(20) Empowered evaluations: How to conceptualize and integrate gender and women's empowerment in evaluations

Session Number: 20
Track: Professional Development Workshops
Session Type: Professional Development Workshops
PD Workshop Lead Presenter: Jessica Fehringer [Associate Director - Data for Impact]
Other PD Workshop Presenter 2: Mahua Mandal [Research Associate/Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill]
Time: Nov 13, 2019 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)
Room: Hilton Marquette IX

Audience Level: Intermediate
Learning Outcomes (PD Workshops): (1) To identify women’s empowerment and other gender components of gender-integrated interventions for the purpose of evaluation
(2) Key concepts and best practices in measuring women’s empowerment and gender in evaluation of international health and development programs
(3) Through the use of case studies and small group work, how to apply gender measurement strategies in the evaluation of international health and development programs with women’s empowerment components.

Prerequisites (PD Workshops): • Basic knowledge of the differences between sex and gender<br />• Basic knowledge of types of women’s empowerment and health programs<br />• Understanding of the development of theories of change and their utility in eval

Session Abstract (150 words): 

Because international development increasingly focuses on women’s empowerment, evaluators need to better understand how to measure and incorporate women’s empowerment—including its economic, social, and health dimensions -- in their evaluations. This interactive session will get you on your feet to help you learn to better evaluate programs with women’s empowerment components. Participants will build the following skills to help them design a gender-integrated evaluation plan: integrating gender into a program’s theory of change, defining gender-sensitive evaluation questions, selecting indicators that go beyond sex disaggregation to measure women’s empowerment and other gender constructs, collecting and interpreting gender data, and disseminating and using results. Participants will apply their new skills using one or two case studies of programs in a developing country. At the end of the session, participants will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to strengthen gender and women’s empowerment components within their current or future evaluations.



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