Greetings, Dear "Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG" Members and Guests,

A warm welcome to our website and community of practice.  

The Feminist TIG brings together a dynamic group of evaluators, feminists and gender equality advocates who are united in their passion to promote gender equality and ensure that women’s experiences and voices are integrated more systematically into evaluation practice.

As your TIG Co-Chairs, we are excited to present this resource, where we hope you will not only find relevant information but also help us to strengthen and enhance its relevance for our membership. This platform also allows us to communicate with one another. So if you’d like to share/add a resource, start a thread or make any key announcements, you have come to the right place.

About us:

Svetlana has served as co-chair of the Feminist TIG for now the fourth consecutive year, and from where she was elected to co-chair EvalGender+, a global with a  mission to coordinate and maximize efforts in strengthening equity focused and gender responsive evaluation. She comes to the field of feminist evaluation through her M&E work, primarily the “M” of HIV/AIDS, environment and women’s empowerment programs. In recent years, her focus has shifted towards the “E” of donor-funded projects in agriculture, HIV/AIDS, food security and global climate change sectors. Growing up in a country that collected gender disaggregated statistics on a range of socioeconomic indicators such as education, employment levels and their rights, Svetlana understands not only the value of data availability but also its potential for shaking things up with the power of evaluation. Many forms of sexism still prevail in societies across the world and is manifested in women’s lack of reproductive rights, access to credit and health care, sexual harassment, discrimination in the workplace, and intimate partner violence. Hence the persistent challenges of conducting evaluation and going beyond merely recognising the different needs of women and men to applying feminist principles and approaches that recognise the complexity and responsibilities of governments as duty bearers to deliver the promises of internationally agreed normative commitments (CEDAW, Beijing Declaration, the Sustainable Development Goals, etc).  

Ghada joined as TIG Co-Chair in 2016; previously, and for two consecutive years, she served as TIG Program Chair. Her path to evaluation has not been linear but is nevertheless rooted in her personal and professional commitment to human rights, gender equality and social justice, which is what first drew her to the field of international development. In her experience, evaluation, and feminist evaluation in particular, is an important line of inquiry for bringing to the fore women’s voices and surfacing systems of discrimination and inequality that preclude them for participating in or benefitting from development interventions. Only by understanding power structures and embedded systems of privilege can we hope to transform the lives of women and girls in meaningful and empowering ways.

If you have not joined our TIG, please consider doing so. In addition to this platform, there are several entry points for your engagement throughout the year:

  • Contribute an article for the Feminist TIG Newsletter. The next deadline is October 15, 2017.  Please contact our Newsletter Editors: Kathryn Mathes [mathes@centerstone.org] and Brittany Schriver Iskarpatyoti [bschriver@unc.edu].
  • Submit a blog post for AEA365 Tip a Day. The Feminist TIG has a standing week that coincides with International Women’s Day each year. In 2018, this week falls between March 4-10. Contact our Program Co-Chairs: Jane Whynot [janewhyn021@uottawa.ca], Christine Fabian [fabian@wisc.edu] and Michael Bamberger [jmichaelbamberger@gmail.com.
  • Attend the annual Feminist TIG Business Meeting at AEA 2017 on Thursday, November 9, 2017, 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm (room TBD).

In the meantime, please keep an eye out for our exciting program of panels, multi-paper sessions and workshops at AEA2017. We look forward to connecting with you this fall in Washington, DC.

- Ghada Jiha and Svetlana Negroustoueva, Co-chairs, Feminist Evaluation TIG


 Evaluation From Learning to Action

November 06-11, 2017

Washington, D.C.

Evaluation 2017
Conference: November 6-11, 2017
Professional Development Workshops: November 6-8 & 11, 2017
Washington, DC USA 

Don't miss any FEMINIST session: the program is here


Feminist Issues in Evaluation

Qualitative Methods


Crime and Justice

2202:Evaluating factors that lead adolescent girls affected by war into criminal behaviour in post war Northern Uganda

Youth Focused Evaluation

3022:New Directions and Lessons Learned from a National Evaluation of the Girls on the Run Program

Organizational Learning &

3119:The National Girls Collaborative Project and Google: Using a Guided Network of Practice to Build and Strengthen Evaluation Capacity of Nonprofits

Integrating Technology into Evaluation

2986:Integrating Gender into ICT for M&E: Lessons Learned Across Africa

Wednesday Concurrents 4:30pm-6:00pm

Feminist Issues in Evaluation

1704:Creating a learning strategy to build M&E capacity and standardize measurements in women's leadership

Wednesday Concurrents 6:15pm-7:15pm
Feminist Issues in Evaluation

2773:Gender, M&E and Environmental Programming in Climate Finance Institutions – Learning What Works and How

Thursday Concurrents 8:00am-9:00am
Feminist Issues in Evaluation

3050:Developing a Culturally Responsive Curriculum on Gender Transformative Evaluation based on best practices: A South to South Collaboration

Thursday Concurrents 10:30am-11:15am
Health Evaluation

1518:Improving Health Outcomes for an Underserved Population: Inclusion and Gender-Affirmation with Educational Design and Evaluation

Feminist Issues in Evaluation

FIE1:Using a wider lens: Systems and systemic approaches to gender analysis

Thursday Concurrents 11:30am-12:15pm
Feminist Issues in Evaluation

FIE2:Measuring intangibles: Methodological challenges in gender analysis

Thursday Concurrents 1:15pm-2:00pm
Feminist Issues in Evaluation
2931:Evaluate the System of Education in Saudi Arabia through Focusing on Saudi Female students in Higher Education

Health Evaluation

1993:Evaluation tool to assess appropriateness of clinical care provided to women in labor using the information recorded by nurses-midwives on the WHO partograph on paper or a novel electronic version, ePartogram

Thursday Concurrents 2:15pm-3:00pm
Feminist Issues in Evaluation

1010:Feminist quantitative analysis. How your world view affects your statistical models.

Thursday Concurrents 3:15pm-4:15pm
Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Tran

2598:LGBTQ-Inclusive Data Collection: Best Practices for Assessing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Evaluation Research

Feminist Issues in Evaluation

Thursday Concurrents 4:30pm-5:15pm
Feminist Issues in Evaluation

1191:Strengthening Women's Leadership Through Evaluation: A Rights Based and Feminist Approach

Topical Interest Group Business Meetings (2)

TIG Business Meetings

TIGBM23:Feminist Issues in Evaluation TIG Business Meeting
Crosslisted in: Feminist Issues in Evaluation

TIG Business Meetings

TIGBM34:Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Issues TIG Business Meeting
Crosslisted in: Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Issues

Friday Concurrents 8:00am-9:30am
Feminist Issues in Evaluation

2899:From learning to action in gender and humanitarian evaluations: examples of mixed and multi-methods evaluations conducted across methodological and cultural boundaries

Collaborative, Participatory &

2548:Using Storytelling and Digital Technology with Adolescent Girls for participatory and empowering monitoring and evaluation.

Friday Concurrents 1:45pm-3:15pm
Feminist Issues in Evaluation

Friday Concurrents 3:30pm-4:15pm
Feminist Issues in Evaluation

Friday Concurrents 6:30pm-7:15pm
International and Cross Cultural

2263:Lessons on Evaluating Gender Results in International Development Programming

Saturday Concurrents 8:00am-9:00am
Feminist Issues in Evaluation
2355:Measuring the Health of Social Movements: Lessons Learned from the R&D Process

Saturday Concurrents 9:15am-10:00am

International and Cross Cultural

2670:Methodological Innovations to Evaluate Change in Gender-Based Violence and Gender-Related Outcomes

We encourage you to collaborate with other colleagues and TIGs and explore how a feminist lens can contribute to other issue areas