October 27, 2016
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Country: United States

Date: October 27, 2016

Location: Atlanta

The American Evaluation Association is hosting its annual conference from October 24-29 in Atlanta, Georgia. With the launch of the Alliance’s Social Impact Measurement System, Alliance will be participating in the conference and speaking on a panel alongside colleagues from the International Center for Research on Women to share the clean cooking sector’s monitoring and evaluation framework with the community of evaluation professionals around the world.

Session Abstract

Session Number: 2340

Date: October 27

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Room: L404

Through the adoption of the SDGs, the world has agreed to ‘achieve gender equality and empower women and girls of all ages’ by 2030. Despite this alignment, the development of comprehensive indicators to track progress in this area still lags behind. While international metrics continue to be discussed, many organizations are testing new methods to track progress towards gender equality.

This session will explore two new frameworks for measuring women’s empowerment. The Hunger Project, the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will share these new frameworks and discuss the processes and theory behind designing them.

In addition to shared learning on crucial aspects of women’s empowerment and metrics that correspond with these areas, this session will offer another opportunity to discuss the need for collaboration and jointly-defined metrics to reach the goals laid out in the SDGs.


Rachel Mahmud, Senior Program Associate, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Liliane Winograd, Gender and Development Specialist, International Center for Research on Women

Megan Colnar, Monitoring, Learning, & Evaluation Manager, Open Society Foundations


For more information on the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference, visit: http://www.evaluationconference.org/p/cm/ld/fid=341