Gender in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment


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Presentation by Jemimah Njuki at the FAO-ILRI Workshop on Integrating Gender in Livestock Projects and Programs, ILRI, Addis Ababa, 22-25 November 2011.

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Gender in monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment

  1. 1. Gender in Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment Jemimah Njuki Team Leader: Poverty, Gender and ImpactFAO-ILRI Workshop on Integrating Gender in Livestock Projects and Programs, ILRI, Addis Ababa, 22-25 November 2011
  2. 2. Some DefinitionsMonitoring EvaluationObserving, checking and recording activities, Judge value, merit, worth,context in which they are realized (inputs, Monitoring, Evaluation andprocedures)Ensuring that inputs, activities proceed quality, relevance, performance Assess changes Major decisionswhat was planned) Impactaccording to plans (Compare what happens with Information for planningStoring information for use in evaluation,reporting...Impact AssessmentImpact assessment is the systematic analysis of Key Differencesthe lasting or significant changes-positive or Timingnegative, intended or not-in people’s livesbrought about by a given action or series of Specificityactions Analytical levelIt is an evaluation of how, and to what extent,change had occurred.
  3. 3. Numbers The Results Chain /Theory of change Impacts are long term developmental results at the societal level linked to the goal or vision. combination of outputs and outcomes, but are not the direct results of a single project or program. E.g.. Improved livelihoods, poverty eradicated….. ULTIMATE IMPACT Outcomes are medium term, end of project developmental results benefiting an identified target population that are achievable within the time frame of the project. OUTCOME Processes /Approaches: Activity: OUTPUT Outputs are the short term, immediate, visible and concrete and tangible results that are the immediate consequences of project inputs and activities. ACTIVITIES Time
  4. 4. Indicators• Indicators are qualitative and quantitative measures used to monitor progress made towards the achievement of expected results over time in a specific intervention compared to targets. – SMART – Qualitative and Quantitative – Local and Scientific – Gendered
  5. 5. Gender in Monitoring and Evaluation• Gendered outputs, outcomes and impacts (derived from the objectives)• Gender specific outcomes• Gendered indicators• Disaggregation of data during data collection, management and analysis
  6. 6. From Objectives to IndicatorsObjective Possible indicatorsDevelop vaccines for key major Number of men and women farmers accessingdiseases that are suitable for use by and using vaccinessmallholders, women and marginal Perception of men and women on the suitability of the vaccinesfarmers in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Use of the vaccines on men and women ownedand Somalia livestock Increased productivity of women owned animalsDevelop, test and evaluate effective Number of women animal health workersand sustainable strategies for providing animal health servicesdisseminating animal health Profitability of women owned animal healthinformation to women farmers in servicesKenya, Uganda, Tanzania andSomalia Number of women reached with different animal health services Increased capacity of women to use animal health services
  7. 7. Gender in Monitoring and Evaluation• Men and women have different indicators based on their preferences – Involving men and women in developing evaluation criteria and indicators – Separate evaluation and tools between men and women to take into account differences
  8. 8. Other issues in evaluationOther key issues in evaluation – Who to ask questions, interview? – Disaggregation of data..what data and what level of disaggregation – Use tools and methods that bring out the gender issues;
  9. 9. Types of indicators covered • Assets • Access to and use of technologies • Production and Productivity • Labour use in livestock production • Contribution of livestock to cash /no cash income • Food security