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Reviews and Evaluations

Nirantar engages with organisations and interventions from a feminist perspective, to help them with review and evaluation of their programmes. The framework we use for this is the one of intersectionality, which pays attention to issues of gender, caste, religion and sexuality and their interconnections. In keeping with our feminist principles, we are keen to capture processes, in addition to outcomes and evaluating the impact and effectiveness of programmes. For this, we pay special focus to the qualitative aspects of work; experiences, practices and voices of people involved.

Various forms of reviews and evaluations conducted by us include:

  • Evaluations of community-based programmes for women’s and girls’ education
  • Interventions on gender and education, sexuality, life skills, ICTS, reproductive, sexual health and rights, as well as large programmes providing resources for gender justice, women’s empowerment and education.
  • Review of policies and programmes both at National and State levels. Some of the examples of our own work are given here below:

1) Desk Review of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA): RMSA is a national-level, centrally sponsored secondary education program, aiming at making secondary education universal. This desk review was conducted for World Bank. We reviewed the programme keeping Dalit, Adivasi, and Muslim communities and girls at the centre of our analysis. Click here to read this report.

2) Linking Sexuality and Gender - An Audit of a Higher Education School Programme in India: Nirantar undertook a review of the National Secondary School Policy framework from a social equity perspective. The review involved a social assessment of the secondary school system from gender and sexuality perspective, to identify social issues that constrain achievement of the goals of access, equity and quality, of secondary education for girls. Click here to read the audit report

  • Videoshala: Nirantar was involved in the evaluation of a programme that trains community members to produce educational videos, around the themes/values of democracy, citizenship and diversity. The evaluation included content analysis of the material, as well as an in-depth understanding of the production and process and audience response, through group discussions with the film producers, trainers, teachers in schools and students, interactions with community members.