This paper shares insights, reflections, and lessons learnt from designing, implementing and reporting against the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework. The BRACED programme aims to build the resilience of up to 5 million people vulnerable to climate extremes and disasters and supports international, regional and local organisations, working in 15 consortia across 13 countries in East Africa, the Sahel and South-East Asia.
At the programme level, the purpose of monitoring and evaluation is to track implementation and outputs systematically, and measure the effectiveness of programmes. It helps determine exactly when a programme is on track and when changes may be needed. Monitoring and evaluation forms the basis for modification of interventions and assessing the quality of activities being conducted.
This excellent edited collection – which is rigorous and comprehensive but accessibly and engagingly written – is divided into three sections. The first, Feminist theory, research and evaluation, provides an overview and introduction to the topic, with the following sections, Feminist evaluation in practice, and Feminist research in practice giving practical examples.
Gender and Monitoring: A Review of Practical Experiences. Paper Prepared for the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (2001), Paola Brambilla, Brighton: BRIDGE, Institute of Development Studies, (last accessed April 2014), 25 pp.
Aiming to be a practical tool that can be used to integrate a gender approach into existing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) mechanisms, this paper first defines M&E, goes on to look at how indicators can be made gender-sensitive, who should be involved in this process, and when they should be used during the project cycle. The paper includes case studies of implementation of gender monitoring at different levels and the following recommendations are made: indicators must be both qualitative and quantitative and take account of contextual factors; there is a need for participation of women and men in the target group in M&E processes; and gender- disaggregated indicators are necessary, but not sufficient. They must be complemented by qualitative analysis and baseline data in order to track changes of gender relations.
Measuring Women’s Empowerment and Social Transformation in the Post-2015 Agenda (2014), Caroline Harper, Keiko Nowacka, Hanna Alder, and Gaëlle Ferrant, London: Overseas Development Institute, (last accessed April 2014), 8 pp.
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This clearly set-out review assesses the quality and effectiveness of evaluation methods and approaches used to analyse the effects of programmes to promote women and girls’ economic empowerment. The review analysed evaluations that assessed some measure of women and girls’ economic empowerment in one or more of the following eight thematic areas: Financial services; Business development services; Skills training; Asset provision (both financial and physical); Social protection; Unions and fair employment; Trade and access to markets; Regulatory and legal frameworks. Key findings included: mixed-methods (quantative and qualitative) evaluations were more effective in capturing changes in norms, attitudes, and behaviours associated with women’s and girls’ economic empowerment; data and analysis in evaluations are not generally disaggregated by age or life-cycle stages; and, in order to guide the evaluation, it is necessary to undertake a rigorous context and gender analysis and to have a Theory of Change.
Understanding and Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment: Definition, Framework and Indicators (2011), Anne Marie Golla, Anju Malhotra, Priya Nanda, and Rekha Mehra, Washington, DC: International Center for Research on Women, (last accessed April 2014), 12 pp.
Gender and Indicators: BRIDGE Cutting Edge Pack (2007), Brighton: Institute of Development Studies, (last accessed April 2014)
Stating that ‘gender-sensitive indicators and other measurements of change are critical for building the case for taking gender (in)equality seriously, for enabling better planning and actions, and for holding institutions accountable for their commitments on gender’, this Cutting Edge Pack from BRIDGE contains an Overview Report, a Supporting Resources Collection, and a short briefing paper. The Overview Report defines gender-sensitive indicators and measurements of change, outlines their use, and follows with sections focusing on measuring in particular areas, such as gender-based violence, and the gender dimensions of poverty. It goes on to assess some international measures and indices, and concludes with a set of recommendations. The Supporting Resources is a wide-ranging collection of summaries and case studies of writings, tools, and initiatives relating to gender and indicators plus a list of organisations working on gender and indicators, as of 2007. The short briefing paper gives a succinct overview of gender and measuring change, followed by two case studies, one from the project level, the other from the international level.