Back To Resource Library

Gender-Sensitive Evaluation: Best and Promising Practices in Engendering Evaluation

Year Published:
Resource Type:
Evaluations and Research | Literature Review | Technical Guidance

To engender an evaluation is to view the evaluation process, dynamics, design, and the key elements of each evaluation stage through a “gender lens” to make sure that the evaluation and associated data collection and analysis practices are fully informed by an awareness of how gender shapes and is shaped by both programs and evaluations. By engendering an evaluation, all aspects of that evaluation deeply consider gender needs and issues; the evaluation is responsive to the particular cultural context in which gendered relationships play out; and inquiry is focused on the data and analysis needed to achieve gender equality and empowerment objectives.