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Can Monitoring and Evaluation be Feminist?

Posted in Financial Flows, Interdisciplinary on March 13th, 2013 by

Women’s organizations are leading complex social change processes that are political and feminist! Why can’t the same be true of our monitoring and evaluation practices? Women’s organizations are being pressed to show why donor resources are making a difference. This session – one of the top ten breakout sessions as voted for by Forum participants – intended to help build our collective learning around feminist assessment and M&E.

Speakers: Srilatha Batliwala, Caitlin Stanton, Anasuya Sengupta, Geetanjali Misra

One of AWID’s most recent publications “Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation for Women’s Rights: Thirteen Insights for Women’s Organizations” highlighting some of the issues raised in the breakout session “Can Monitoring and Evaluation be Feminist?” at the 2012 AWID Forum is included below.

Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation for Women’s Rights: Thirteen Insights for Women’s Organizations

By Srilatha Batliwala

This publication presents thirteen key insights into how women’s rights organizations and movements can strengthen capacity to track and assess the contribution of their organizations and interventions.

These thirteen insights stem from AWID’s intensive research into the challenges faced by women’s organizations in effectively monitoring and evaluating women’s rights work, and the ways to enhance the collective capacity to assess the influence and impact of such work. Recognizing that many organizations fighting for women’s rights are working within significant resource, staffing and capacity constraints, we offer these insights as ideas, possibilities and approaches from which organizations can choose, adapting those that seem most relevant, useful, and above all, feasible, given their particular contexts

This is the second publication in a series of briefs on monitoring and evaluation. The first of these briefs Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation for Women’s Rights: Twelve Insights for Donors is available in English on our website.

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