Evaluation of Samajhdar Jodidhar (Understanding Partner): A program on working with men and boys for gender equality
The objective of the project implemented in Maharashtra was to improve gender relations specifically by: (i) Bringing about changes in the knowledge, attitude and behavior of men and boys on issues related to gender equality and violence against women in selected communities in Maharashtra; and (ii) Increasing the engagement of men with and utilization of public health facilities for reproductive health care services under the National Rural Health Mission. Scientists from the Evaluation Centre led a rapid evaluation informed by a theory-driven evaluation approach to explore the sustainability impacts of the intervention. The evaluation explored whether this program is having an impact on gender inequities and how the program needs to be modified for future implementation.
Funder: United Nations Population Fund
Period of Grant: June 2016-March 2017
Evaluation of the World Health Organization (WHO) Action Planning to incorporate Gender, Equity and Human Rights into Programming
This project explored the success of the action planning process of the World Health Organization (WHO) in incorporating gender, equity and human rights considerations into action planning. The evaluation analyzed fifteen action plans (10 Global and 5 Regional), along with interviews with six programmatic leaders to explore success in mainstreaming gender, human rights and inequity in the WHO’s action planning. There has been uptake of the recommendations from this project by the Gender, Equity and Human Rights division of the WHO. The recommendations for this project have been published in the open access journal Global Health Action.