Developing Gender-Sensitive M&E Systems

Join MEASURE Evaluation for a webinar on developing gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems

Gender Webinar August 2017


Join MEASURE Evaluation for a webinar on developing gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. The webinar will take place August 3 at 11:00am EDT and will be led by MEASURE Evaluation’s Samantha Herrera and Debra Prosnitz. 

The important role gender plays in health and overall development has been increasingly recognized in the past decade. This recognition includes several global and US policies and strategies being developed to guide international health and development programming with the aim of addressing gender inequities as a key strategy in attaining improved health and development outcomes. With these important shifts in policy, program design, and interventions comes the need to adapt and align our M&E systems—and more broadly, country health information systems—to capture data to track progress on the implementation of gender strategies, to assess their effectiveness, and inform decisions on how to continue to best implement gender-sensitive health interventions and programs.

In this webinar, the presenters will discuss the importance of applying a gender lens to M&E processes and structures and how to think about gender in the context of the development of an M&E system. We will walk participants through how to think about and address gender in each of the main components of an M&E system, and we will provide guidance on how to integrate gender-specific questions and how to plan and conduct an M&E system assessment. The main aim of this work and the guidelines the presenters have developed is to help build gender-sensitive M&E systems that are able to adequately collect, analyze, and use gender data for improved healthcare decision making. 

Access the related Guidelines for Integrating Gender into an M&E Framework and System Assessment, also available in French.

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The Presenters

Samantha Herrera: Ms. Herrera is a monitoring and evaluation technical specialist with the MEASURE Evaluation team. She has more than 12 years of experience working in global health programs, and extensive experience in developing M&E strategies and plans across various public health programs, including malaria, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and child health programs. She serves as a gender M&E specialist for MEASURE Evaluation and has led the development of guidelines for how to integrate gender into an M&E framework and system assessment.

Debra Prosnitz: Ms. Prosnitz is a global development professional and gender expert. She has more than 11 years of experience in community health and development, gender, program design, M&E, and capacity building efforts with non-governmental and community-based organizations, and others. She leads ICF’s M&E of the World Health Organization (WHO) Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) Program and contributes to MEASURE Evaluation as a gender expert and M&E specialist, including co-leading the development of guidelines for how to integrate gender into an M&E framework and system assessment. 

When Aug 03, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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