feminist evaluation

The My M&E website

The My M&E Website is both a source of knowledge about monitoring and evaluation practices and a network to connect practitioners from around the world. The platform is interactive, with users able to share their experiences and create social profiles.

Gender Statistics Database

The Gender Statistics Database contains gender statistics from all over the European Union (EU) and beyond, at the EU, Member State and European level. It is aimed at providing statistical evidence which can be used to support and complement the European Commission’s (EC) Strategy on Gender Equality and support the Member States to monitor their progress.


Capturing changes in women’s lives: the experiences of Oxfam Canada in applying feminist evaluation principles to monitoring and evaluation practice

This article describes Oxfam Canada’s efforts to develop a mixed-methods approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning rooted in feminist evaluation principles, for Engendering Change, a multi-year, donor co-funded ‘standalone’ women’s rights programme. The approach was shaped by the external aid environment with its results orientation, as well as by aspirations to bring feminist principles to monitoring and evaluation practice.

Feminist Issues in Evaluation - AEA Thematic Interest Group

The Feminist Issues in Evaluation is a Thematic Interest Group (TIG) in the American Evaluation Association (AEA). Since being officially approved in 1997, it has played a role in broadening the discussions within the AEA to include range of related feminist, gender, human rights, social justice, inclusion, and international perspectives. The group contributes to the annual AEA conference through the sponsoring of sessions and professional development workshops, and serves as a network for members and others interested in feminist issues in evaluation.

Feminist evaluation

Feminist evaluation (FE) emphasizes participatory, empowering, and social justice agendas. While all evaluation approaches are laden with their own, often implicit, values, few assert their values as openly as feminist evaluation. Unlike most gender approaches, feminist evaluation does not provide a framework or advocate a precise approach; rather, feminist evaluation is often defined as a way of thinking about evaluation. (See, for example, Podems, 2014; Podems 2010; Beardsley & Hughes Miller, 2002; Hirsch & Keller, 1990; Hughes, 2002; McRobbie, 1982).