Pathways at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference

This years’ American Evaluation Association Annual Conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia with the theme: “Evaluation + Design”. Along with many other organizations and agencies focused on evaluation, the Pathways program made a presentation during a session on using and ‘fusing’ Outcome Mapping to design and assess programming in complex contexts.
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The Pathways team presented on the abstract: “Outcome Mapping framework for context-specific gender monitoring: Applying Outcome Mapping to promote gender-transformative change in diverse cultural contexts”. The presentation discussed CARE’s experience of adopting the Outcome Mapping methodology not only to monitor but also to promote gender-related behavior changes within the Pathways program.  In this presentation, we illustrated the process we used to create a common framework and country-specific progress marker sets for monitoring gender-related behavior changes among women, men, and implementing staff in Malawi, Mali, Ghana, India, and Ethiopia, starting at the mid-term evaluation stages of the programs.  The team shared the operational framework and lessons learned in supporting the teams to effectively monitor the Progress Markers, conduct their own data analysis, and re-confirm the order and logic of their Progress Marker sets.

The team also shared lessons learned in integrating Outcome Mapping concepts into the gender analysis approach, allowing teams to establish gender-specific goals and develop progress marker sets from the program design stages (in Malawi and Zimbabwe). View the AEA Presentation.

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