Gender-responsive evaluation: enhancing empowerment and sustainable development

Learning goals

The participants

- develop a general understanding of gender-responsiveness linked to Evaluation,

- know how to assess and apply an inclusive, participatory, and respectful evaluation Approach,

- get familiar with constitutive elements of gender-responsive evaluations (content/results),

- understand the way gender-responsive evaluations are conducted (process),


Gender-responsive evaluations can enhance empowerment and contribute to sustainable development. Do gender-responsive evaluations only apply to female or gender-specific programmes? No, not at all. They represent an asset and even precondition to consider marginalised and/or vulnerable individuals. This workshop adopts a holistic gender and rights-based approach. Gender-responsive evaluations assess the degree to which gender and power relationships may change as result of an intervention using a process that is inclusive, participatory and respectful of all stakeholders. This comprises structural and other causes that give rise to inequities, discrimination and unequal power relations. The workshop intends to answer two questions:

- What elements do gender-responsive evaluations examine (content/results)?

- How are gender-responsive evaluations being conducted (process/methods)?


Areas of expertise
  • Methodological skills /knowledge
Implementing institution/s or person/s (incl. short description)

Marianne Meier

Scope (duration)

2.5 days long

Target groups

Primary target group: The workshop is targeting evaluators and commissioners in development cooperation. Secondary target group: The workshop addresses users of evaluations, politicians, policy makers and parliamentarians.

The workshop is explicitly open

Other Information

The workshop targets an advanced audience and will not cover basic notions in detail anymore. The workshop is high-mid-level. Participants should be familiar with the evaluation field and basic social science research methodology. However, gender-responsive and similar evaluations are foreseen to be on the IPDET agenda for the upcoming years. This means that interested participants have...

Participation requirements

Basic knowledge on

- quantitative and qualitative research and data collection Methods,

- monitoring and Evaluation,

- Project Cycle Management (PCM).