Beyond Disaggregated Indicators: Applying Gender-Sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation to Enhance Learning
The importance of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) to enhance learning is by now well established. At the same time, practitioners are increasingly aware of the need to take into account gender issues to improve program effectiveness. But what does adopting a gender-lens mean for M&E and how is gender-sensitive M&E different? Clearly, disaggregating key indicators by male and female is not enough.
This webinar provided practical examples of how gender-sensitive M&E can be done and what difference it makes for youth development programs. Participants learned how to be more gender-sensitive during the development of their M&E plan, data collection, and analysis. Presenters at this ApplyIt! Webinar included Kevin Hempel (Independent Consultant, Youth Employment & Livelihood Development), Karen Austrian (Associate, Poverty, Gender & Youth Program, Population Council, Kenya) and Jeff Edmeades (Senior Social Demographer, Research and Programs, International Center for Women on Research (ICRW).
Making Cents International’s Apply It! Webinar Series is designed to provide concrete tools, resources, innovations, and knowledge applicable to help you create higher impact, more sustainable, and more scalable programs.
Kevin Hempel, Independent Consultant, Youth Employment & Livelihood Development
Kevin Hempel is an independent consultant specialized in youth employment and livelihood development, with a strong track record in project design, Monitoring and Evaluation, capacity building, and applied research. Kevin has extensive work experience with a wide range of development partners, including the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, United Nations, German International Cooperation (GIZ) and several international NGOs. Most recently his work has focused on designing and evaluating youth employment programs in Africa and the Middle East. He is also the author of "Measuring Success of Youth Livelihood Interventions: A Practical Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation." Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in Economics and Latin American Studies from Johns Hopkins University( SAIS) and a B.A. in International Business Administration.
Karen Austrian, Associate, Poverty, Gender & Youth Program, Population Council (Kenya)
Karen Austrian manages Population Council projects designed to empower girls in east and southern Africa. She develops, implements, and evaluates programs that build girls’ protective assets, such as financial literacy and sexual health and rights. Austrian is the lead author of Girl-Centered Program Design: A Toolkit to Develop, Strengthen and Expand Adolescent Girls Programs, a user-friendly guide that has been used by more than one thousand practitioners, policymakers, and donors in over two dozen countries.
Jeff Edmeades, Senior Social Demographer, Research and Programs, International Center for Women on Research (ICRW)
Dr. Jeffrey Edmeades is a Senior Social Demographer at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In this role, Edmeades manages a variety of projects in which he provides technical assistance to partners, designs and conducts program evaluations and executes data analysis. His research primarily focuses on the interaction between the development process and demographic behavior, including fertility, contraceptive use and migration as well as household decision-making processes and the role gender norms play in shaping demographic outcomes.
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