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Capturing Change in Women’s Realities

A Critical Overview of Current Monitoring & Evaluation Frameworks and Approaches


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Evaluation-related, Gender, Monitoring, Organisational , Organisational Learning and Change
Agency:Association for Women's Rights in Development
Author(s):Batliwala, S. Pittman, A.
Date published:December 2010

This document provides a critique of current M&E frameworks and approaches as experienced by women’s organizations and movements worldwide along with an analysis of a large number of M&E frameworks and tools.

Part I of this document provides a broad overview of common challenges with monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and identifies feminist practices for engaging in M&E to strengthen organizational learning and more readily capture the complex changes that women’s empowerment and gender equality work seek. Part II offers an analysis of a large number of M&E frameworks and tools, along with some of their strengths and weaknesses in assessing women’s rights and gender equality processes and impacts.

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