New Gender Evaluation Methodology
The Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) developed new Gender Evaluation Methodology to facilitate the process of learning about using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for gender equality. It 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 change at the individual, institutional, community and broader social levels.
The guide provides users with an overview of the evaluation process (including links to general evaluation resources) and outlines suggested strategies and methodologies for incorporating a gender analysis throughout the evaluation process. GEM does not contain step-by-step instructions to conducting evaluations.
GEM is not simply an evaluation tool. It can also be used to ensure that a gender concerns are integrated into a project planning process.
Finally, GEM is an evolving guide! In its practical use we encourage critical thoughts and creative adaptations. Throughout this web site you will find forms where you can submit your comments, suggestions, stories, strategies, or resources.
To check the tool, please follow the link: http://www.apcwomen.org/gemkit/en/gem_tool/index.htm