Two New Gender Resources Available

MEASURE Evaluation now offers an Ask the Gender M&E Expert discussion forum on its Web site and has published Gender and Health Data and Statistics, a guide to gender-related resources.

MEASURE Evaluation now offers an Ask the Gender M&E Expert discussion forum on its Web site and has published Gender and Health Data and Statistics, a guide to gender-related resources. The discussion tool and guide are among the first resources of their kind for individuals working with gender and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

The Web tool’s simple discussion-and-answer approach—where people can leave comments that MEASURE Evaluation gender staff will address—makes for an interactive, user-friendly format.

The idea for the tool and guide came about when gender staff encountered an increasing number of inquiries from M&E colleagues trying to respond to the new global demand for gender integration and reporting on programs and policies.

Abby Cannon, a MEASURE Evaluation gender analyst, says the new tool focuses on gender across all groups, including women and men, as well as boys and girls. "Gender is becoming a vital focus for more and more programs," says Cannon. “I think it’s well-timed because we already have a significant amount of experience with gender and now we can help share that experience.”

The tool is available at https://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/our-work/gender/ask-the-gender-expert.

The guide, published in May, is an annotated compilation of resources developed by MEASURE Evaluation at the request of USAID’s International Gender Working Group and the Department of Gender, Women and Health of the World Health Organization. The 103 resources listed were selected for their relevance and technical merit. Resources had to pertain to gender and health, with relevance to data and data use, analysis (including conceptual frameworks, methods, composition of measures, etc.), or statistics. The guide can be accessed at https://www.cpc.unc.edu/measure/publications/ms-12-52.

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