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Conclusion

This ends our learning session on the GEM Tool

Throughout the entire GEM Tool, we shared various aspects of the evaluation processes that GEM users have planned and implemented. We believe that the greatest value of the GEM Tool, what makes it unique, is that it is derived from actual practice of using it. The very first version of GEM, the version that the GEM testers used, is very different from the version you now hold in your hands.

Change in ICT Practice

GEM also leads you to reflect on values, approaches and practices of using ICTs.

Change in Gender Equality Practice

Evaluation results should lead to recommendations that will strengthen gender equality practices in a project and the organisation as a whole. Remember that the first step in thinking of possible actions to strengthen the gender component of your organisation’s overall work is to identify specific and explicit gender issues in your evaluation.

Step 7: Incorporating Learning into Work

One of the principles of the GEM approach to evaluation is the importance of using what have been learned. The main purpose in this phase therefore is to figure out how to act on the results garnered from the evaluation. The first step is to review the project or initiative’s intended uses.

Sample Report: Summary Report on the M4M Interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs)

BACKGROUND: Objectives, Participants and Methodologies

Interviews and home visits were held with the M4M Virtual Team (VT) from July 11 to July 19, 2003. The VT was made up of six women and two men. Two FGDs were held with the eHomemaker members and M4M part-timers on July 12 and July 21, 2003.

Step 6: Analysing Data from a Gender Perspective

Expected Output

Analysis of data that have been gathered from a gender perspective; a preparatory step to PHASE 3 PUTTING EVALUATION RESULTS TO WORK

WORKSHEET: DEVELOPING YOUR DATA GATHERING STRATEGY

Fill in the sample matrix below to develop your data gathering strategy.

Activity: Exploring Examples of Practitioners' Methodologies

Below are examples on how two GEM testing partners, Women Mayors’ Link and Mothers 4 Mothers, developed their data-gathering strategies.