Gender inequality and you

This edition of Evaluation Matters, from the African Development Bank, provides a range of discussion and case studies covering the key question: Does evaluation matter for gender and gender mainstreaming? It includes a report on the sate of gender of gender equality in Africa; a historical overview of gender in evaluation; and a range of examples from Africa of evaluating gender programmes.


  • The State of Gender Equality in Africa: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities - AfDB Results and Quality Assurance Department
  • Addressing gender differences to “level the playing field” and enable women as well as men to contribute to and benefit from, social and economic development is at the core of inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa
  • Mainstreaming Gender Equality: A Road to Results or a Road to Nowhere? - AfDB Operations Evaluation Department
  • Gender Equality and Development Evaluation Units: Lessons from Evaluations of Development Support of Selected Multilateral and Bilateral Agencies - Lessons Learned, ECG Paper # 5
  • Beyond Repetitive Evaluations of Gender Mainstreaming - Ria Brouwers
  • Women, Business and the Law 2014 Removing Restrictions to Enhance Gender Equality - World Bank, IFC
  • Nne–Nna Issues in ICT Access - Nnenna Nwakanma
  • Gender Equality in the World of Work Matters
  • UN Women: Gender Mainstreaming: Part of a holistic approach to  achieve women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
  • African Development Bank: Gender Equality: It is Within our Reach - Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi
  • World Bank: Overview of Gender Mainstreaming in the World Bank - Hippolyte Fofack
  • World Bank: Gender Mainstreaming in Energy and Land Governance in some African Countries - Vera Songwe
  • Gender in IEG: Assessing World Bank Group Results in Gender Equality - Caroline Heider
  • Mainstreaming Gender into Evaluations: An Evaluation Community of Practice Event - Joelle Kanyana Murara and Aicha Zeinabou Fofana
  • Where were the boys? Where are the men? - Wele Anyangwe
  • Celebrating the Contribution of African Women to Development in Africa - Hippolyte Fofack


African Development Bank. (2014). Evaluation Matters, (March), Retrieved from

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