Wednesday, March 28, 2012

[EQ] Evaluation for equitable development results

Evaluation for equitable development results

UNICEF, in partnership with UNDP, UNWomen, ILO, IDRC, IOCE, IDEAS and the International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE); CONEVAL in Mexico


“……An Equity-focused evaluation is a judgment made of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability – and, in humanitarian settings, coverage, connectedness and coherence – of policies, programmes and projects concerned with achieving equitable development results. It involves a rigorous, systematic and objective process in the design, analysis and interpretation of information in order to answer specific questions, including those of concern to worst-off groups.

It provides assessments of what works and what does not work to reduce inequity, and it highlights intended and unintended results for worst-off groups as well as the gap between best-off and worst-off groups. It provides strategic lessons to guide decision-makers and to inform stakeholders.

The book is divided into three parts.
Part I presents the relationship between evaluation and human rights and equity
Part II focuses on the methodological implications in design, implement and use of Equity-focused evaluations; and
part III presents few examples of Equity-focused evaluations…..”

Part 1: Evaluation and equity

§         Evaluation to accelerate progress towards equity, social justice and human rights.
by Marco Segone, UNICEF Evaluation Office; Co-chair, UNEG Taskforce on National Evaluation Capacities; and former IOCE Vice President

§         Human rights and gender equality in evaluation.
by Janie Eriksen, UNICEF Evaluation Office, Shravanti Reddy, UNWomen Evaluation Office, and Janice Muir, OIOS; and members of UNEG Taskforce on Human Rights and Gender Equality

§         When human rights is the starting point for evaluation.
by Donna Mertens, Department of Educational Foundations and Research, Gallaudet University

§         Strengthening Equity- focused evaluations through insights from feminist theory and approaches. 
by Katherine Hay, Senior Specialist, Evaluation, International Development Research Centre, Regional Office for South Asia and China

§         Decolonizing evaluation in a developing world. Implications and cautions for Equity-focused evaluations
by Rodney K. Hopson, Duquesne University, Karen E. Kirkhart, Syracuse University and Katrina L. Bledsoe, Education Development Center, Inc

Part 2 -  Methodological implications for Equity-focused evaluations

§          Methodological issues to design and implement equity-focused evaluations.
by Michael Bamberger, Independent consultant

§         Developmental evaluation for Equity-focused evaluations.
by Michael Quinn Patton, Founder and Director, Utilization-focused evaluation

§         Systems thinking and Equity-focused evaluations.
by Martin Reynolds, independent consultant and Bob Williams, independent consultant

§         Methodological challenges in using programme theory to evaluate pro-poor and equity-focused programmes
by Patricia Rogers, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University and Richard Hummelbrunner, Independent consultant

§         Case Study and equity in Evaluation.
by Saville Kushner, University of the West of England

§         Values-Engaged Evaluations.
by Jennifer Greene, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

.    Part 3 Examples of Equity-focused evaluations

§         Evaluating the contribution of UNDP to equity-focused public policies in Brazil and China.
by Juha Uitto, Deputy Director, UNDP Evaluation Office and Oscar Garcia, Senior Evaluation Adviser, UNDP Evaluation Office

§         Using a human rights approach to evaluate ILO’s discrimination strategy.
by Francisco Guzman, Senior Evaluation Specialist, ILO Evaluation Office

§         CONEVAL experience in evaluating interventions for Indigenous populations in Mexico.
by Gonzalo Hernández, Thania de la Garza, María Fernanda Paredes and Brenda Valdez Meneses,
Consejo Nacional de Evaluación de la Política de Desarrollo Social


§         UNICEF supported evaluations with elements of equity-focused evaluations.



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