Feminist Principles Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability, and Learning

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Feminist Principles in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning
Facilitator: Anna Du Vent


This workshop will guide participants through Oxfam Canada’s Seven Foundations to Feminist Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). Oxfam’s feminist approach challenges practitioners to think differently about evidence, push the boundaries on data collection, and question who gives meaning and power to knowledge. Through these, challenges, participants will engage in an iterative process of applying and reflecting the principles of the approach.

This workshop will introduce the seven foundations as well as discuss what MEAL can look like at different points along a ‘gender spectrum’ (i.e.: gender aware, gender responsive and gender transformative). Participants will engage with examples from current and past Oxfam Canada projects to consider the complexity inherent in undertaking feminist MEAL as well as practice planning for potential next steps in these projects.

Participants can review project examples ahead of time at Oxfam Canada’s Measuring Change with a Feminist Lens website.

This workshop aims to strengthen capacities in line with the following Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice:

  • 1.1: Knows evaluation theories, models, methods and tools and stays informed about new thinking and best practices.
  • 1.7: Uses self-awareness and reflective thinking to continually improve practice.
  • 2.8: Collects, analyzes and interprets data using appropriate methods.
  • 3.2: Identifies stakeholders’ needs and their capacity to participate, while recognizing, respecting, and responding to aspects of diversity.
  • 3.6: Engages in reciprocal processes in which evaluation knowledge and expertise are shared between the evaluator and stakeholders to enhance evaluation capacity for all.
  • 5.5: Builds partnerships within the evaluation context.

Past Sessions:

  • September 29, 2021
  • April 12, 2023