Gender & Development Volume 22, Issue 2, July 2014
Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

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In this issue of G&D, we examine the topic of Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) from a gender equality and women's rights perspective, and hope to prove that a good MEL system is an activist's best friend! This unique collection of articles captures the knowledge of a range of development practitioners and women's rights activists, who write about a variety of organisational approaches to MEL. Contributors come from both the global South and the global North and have tried to share their experience accessibly, making what is often very complex and technical material as clear as possible to non-MEL specialists.
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The links below will take you to the article abstract on the Oxfam Policy & Practice website, from where you can download the article for free.


Introduction to Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Kimberly Bowman and Caroline Sweetman


Building capacity to measure long-term impact on women's empowerment: CARE's
Women's Empowerment Impact Measurement Initiative
Nidal Karim, Mary Picard, Sarah Gillingham and Leah Berkowitz

A review of approaches and methods to measure economic empowerment of women
and girls
Paola Pereznieto and Georgia Taylor

Helen Lindley

Capturing changes in women's lives: the experiences of Oxfam Canada in applying
feminist evaluation principles to monitoring and evaluation practice
Carol Miller and Laura Haylock

A survivor behind every number: using programme data on violence against women
and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo to influence policy and practice
Marie-France Guimond and Katie Robinette

Learning about women's empowerment in the context of development projects: do the figures tell us enough?
Jane Carter, Sarah Byrne, Kai Schrader, Humayun Kabir, Zenebe Bashaw
Uraguchi, Bhanu Pandit, Badri Manandhar, Merita Barileva, Norbert Pijls & Pascal Fendrich


Compiled by Liz Cooke

Resources List - Gender, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Views, events, and debates (not available online)
Edited by Liz Cooke

Book Reviews

Edited by Liz Cooke

Women and Journalism
Reviewed by Ganiyat Tijani-Adenle

Gendered Commodity Chains: Seeing Women's Work and Households in Production 
Reviewed by Stephanie Barrientos

Organizing Women Workers in the Informal Economy: Beyond the Weapons of the Weak
Reviewed by Deborah Eade

Gendering Global Conflict: Towards a Feminist Theory of War
Reviewed by Emma A. Foster

Growing Old in Cameroon: Gender, Vulnerability and Social Capital
Reviewed by Ezi Beedie

Anticipatory Social Protection: Claiming Dignity and Rights
Reviewed by Ines Smyth

Feminists in Development Organizations: Change from the Margins
Reviewed by Elsa Dawson

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