Research and Evaluation

Evaluation
Rights Based Evaluation
Brooke Ackerly : August 1, 2012 1:52 pm
Professor Ackerly works in partnership with women’s movement organizations and their donors to increase movement learning. As part of the Millennium Development Goals challenge, Professor Ackerly developed a rights based approach to evaluation of grant-making. In addition to providing an evaluation of aparticular grant maker and a particular portfolio of grants, the evaluation provides guidelines and more »

Photo taken on a trip to Bangladesh for a course on water, culture, and social justice.  The trip was led by Brooke, as well as Stephen Goodbred and Jonathan Gilligan, and included 15 other Vanderbilt students.
Resources for gender justice organization’s project and organizational evaluation
Brooke Ackerly : August 1, 2012 2:49 pm
Capturing Change in Women’s Realities by Srilatha Batiwala and Alexandra Pittman Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM): GEM is a guide to integrating a gender analysis into evaluations of initiatives that use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for social change.  GEM provides a means for determining whether ICTs are really improving women’s lives and gender relations as well as promoting positive more »

A photo from Brooke's trip with fellow faculty and students to Bangladesh to study water, culture, and social justice.
Ethical Review
Brooke Ackerly : August 1, 2012 2:30 pm
The “Framework for Research Ethics and Evaluation: Justification and Guideline” is an evaluation framework for projects on gender and conflict, disaster, post-conflict, and post-disaster. It provides Institutional Review Board guidelines for boards newly confronting evaluation of research ethics in these contexts.  There is an accompanying institutional guideline not available on the web for those interested in more »

A photo taken on Brooke's trip to Bangladesh, investigating the relationship between water, culture, and social justice with fellow Vanderbilt faculty and students.
Scholarship and Articles on Evaluation
Brooke Ackerly : August 1, 2012 2:36 pm

“Feminist Theory, Global Gender Justice, and the Evaluation of Grant-Making” by Professor Ackerly.

“What is Happening to Donor Support for Women’s Rights?” at Contestations (Issue 4), by Rosalind Eyben.

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Comparative Political Theory