Nirantar’s engagement with reviews and evaluations has been from a feminist perspective. This means seeking to understand the intervention in a manner which includes analysing the factors underlying gender-based discrimination, and social inequities, barriers to accessing rights.
The framework we use is one of intersectionality, which pays attention to issues of gender, caste, religion and sexuality and their interconnections. Our focus stays on capturing processes in addition to outcomes. While evaluating impacts of programs, a review of the qualitative aspects of work is equally important for us. Experiences, practices, and voices of people involved are critical in the process of drawing conclusions about the effectiveness of programs.