Moving towards gender-sensitive evaluation? Practices and challenges in international-development evaluation
Gender equality was introduced into international-development evaluation two decades ago. Over the years, there have been different experiences in incorporating gender issues into the diverse phases of the evaluative process. This article reviews the practices of international-development agencies based on meta-evaluation studies and the most relevant material published by international organizations. The article also explores what it means to carry out a gender-sensitive evaluation, basing it on gender and feminist contributions and different methodological options. Finally, the article describes the key challenges of incorporating the gender perspective into the whole evaluative process.