Impact Evaluation of Gender Capacity Development of Livestock CRP Research and Development Partners in Ethiopia
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Ephrem Tesema. (30/11/2021). Impact Evaluation of Gender Capacity Development of Livestock CRP Research and Development Partners in Ethiopia.
This Gender Capacity Development (GCD) Impact Evaluation (IE) Survey involved three Development and Research Partners whose staff members participated in two GCD trainings organized by ICARDA in 2016 and 2017. The IE employed mixed (qualitative & quantitative) data collection methods and explored organizational and individual capacities. Quantitative results show post intervention capacity development improvements using parameters ranging from 1-5 (1 being very low and 5 being very high) in six core gender capacities. Qualitative methods, namely focus group discussions and key informant interviews, explored organizational capacities and implementation of existing gender policies. The results of the evaluation survey indicate: 1) Though there are enabling gender policies, regulations and affirmative actions to support gender focal persons in the organizations, lack of commitment from the leadership and high staff turnover are constraining factors to benefits from the GCD opportunities at organizational level. 2) In relative terms, Research Partners benefited more from the gender capacity development than Development Partners in most of the core gender capacities. 3) In most cases, organizational level capacities of Research and Development partners lag behind individual level capacities. This is partly due to high staff turnover, organizational reforms that affects institutionalization of GCD, and disruptive factors including COVID-19 over the last few intervention years. 4) All organizations remain behind in overall “Knowledge Management and Gender Responsive M&E Capacity” and do not even reach a medium capacity level.
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