What People Are Saying About Strengthening Monitoring And Evaluation: 13 Insights For Women's Organizations.
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"Thirteen Insights for Women’s Organizations finally gives us permission to redefine and recreate M&E on our own terms; to break out of the strict confines of linear and output-oriented M&E frameworks and ask ourselves “what is it that we really want to know?” It’s a powerful reminder that one of the most valuable aspects of M&E is the process itself – systematic reflection and analysis about the change we are trying to effect and our contributions to it.
Because this analysis is based on such a broad range of input by AWID with its members and an opportunity for many of us to share our biggest concerns, the horror stories and our own innovations as well as the experiences from AWID’s action research projects, Thirteen Insights represents a sort of collective power that strengthens women’s rights organizations’ legitimacy and confidence in making M&E work for us. Whether it’s in negotiating M&E systems with donors or internalizing a “less is more” approach, this publication provides inspiration to develop M&E approaches that are meaningful, add value, and are relevant to ourselves, as organizations, and, most importantly, to our constituents. Thank you AWID and thanks you Srilatha Batliwala for such a timely, thoughtful and practical contribution to feminist movements and gender equality practitioners." - Lisa VeneKlasen, Just Associates (JASS)
"…Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation: 13 Insights for Women's Organizations is very well done. Congratulations! Congratulations to Srilatha Batliwala who wrote it in a very clear and simple way with examples so everyone finds herself in the refection … This work manages to show the interest of M&E for our activist work and not only for donors. It removes the guilt the women's organizations usually feel to be so far from the traditional M&E systems, putting words on their (our) reluctance towards M&E. I think it is a very clever approach to begin with the difficulties women's groups face with M&E: it is the first time I have read something so pedagogical on this issue." - Caroline Brac de la Perriere, Mediterranean Women's Fund