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Oxfam Podcast
Oxfam Podcast
Podcasts which share the learning, knowledge and opinions from Oxfam and the wider development sector. Focussed on the challenges and solutions on the latest issues within humanitarian, development and campaigning work. Topics include inequality, gender justice, economic justice, partnerships, emergency response and more.
The challenges of measuring women’s empowerment: Sharing experiences from Oxfam's impact evaluations
by The Oxfam Podcast

In this episode we share Oxfam's journey in measuring women's empowerment in our impact evaluations.

Our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Lead, Marina Torre, speaks to Simone Lombardini, Oxfam's Impact Evaluation Lead, who has been working in this area of work. Simone delves into the details on what methodologies have been used, the challenges the team has faced and what we have learnt.

See below to access to the many references made in the episode:

"How To Guide to Measuring Women's Empowerment: Sharing experience from Oxfam’s impact evaluations" >> https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/a-how-to-guide-to-measuring-womens-empowerment-sharing-experience-from-oxfams-i-620271

"Measuring women’s empowerment so that it reflects perceptions and opinions of all women involved into the study. Pilot PIWE in Tunisia" >> https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/womens-empowerment-in-tunisia-impact-evaluation-of-the-project-amal-supporting-620466

Oxfam's effectiveness reviews >> https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-approach/monitoring-evaluation/effectiveness-reviews

How our effectiveness reviews are carried out >> https://oxfamilibrary.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10546/594353/ml-how-effectiveness-reviews-carried-out-140116-en.pdf?sequence=1

OPHI and IFPRI’s Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index >> https://ophi.org.uk/policy/national-policy/the-womens-empowerment-in-agriculture-index/

Oxfam’s We-CARE and Household Care Survey >> https://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/gender-justice/womens-economic-empowerment/we-care#51f4f5c7-7790-4c05-9bd5-9c0c2d536cbe

ODI’s Review of evaluation approaches and methods used by interventions on women and girl’s economic empowerment >> https://www.odi.org/publications/8275-review-evaluation-approaches-and-methods-used-interventions-women-and-girls-economic-empowerment

Amber Peterman and Tia Palermo’s blog – Measuring taboo topics: List randomization for research and gender-based violence >> https://blogs.unicef.org/evidence-for-action/measuring-taboo-topics-list-randomization-for-research-on-gender-based-violence/

Using internal evaluations to measure organisational impact: a meta-analysis of Oxfam’s women’s empowerment projects >> http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/using-internal-evaluations-to-measure-organizational-impact-a-meta-analysis-of-620348

(Photo caption: In Al Jarrahi District, Al Hodeidah, Yemen – Salama and her daughter Eaman, 16, who is due to be married. Credit: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam)