Terms of Reference: “Deep Dive” Case Study of Women’s Voice and Leadership

Global Affairs Canada has launched a program-wide evaluation of WVL, which will take place over the course of 2021. The evaluation is a corporate formative evaluation that integrates the feminist evaluation principles of empowerment, inclusivity, and participation. It is conducted by a team of evaluators at Global Affairs Canada.

The evaluation covers the entirety of the Women’s Voice and Leadership program, from its announcement in 2017 until March 2021. The evaluation focuses on three main components:

  1. The organizational structures, policies, systems, processes, practices and capacities of Global Affairs Canada as they relate to Women’s Voice and Leadership
  1. WVL as a program overall, including general design characteristics, implementation modalities, governance, coordination, technical guidance and support, and the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) strategy
  1. WVL projects: While all of the 33 projects will be covered by the evaluation, there will be five (5) in-depth case studies which will examine in greater detail specific projects with high learning potential. WVL Nigeria has been selected as one of these case studies.

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide the department and other key stakeholders, including implementing partners (IPs) and funded women’s rights organizations (WROs), with evidence to support policy, program, and operations improvement, as well as horizontal learning. The evaluation will generate and share knowledge and learnings within the department and with external stakeholders on how to best support WROs and women’s movements through Feminist programming.


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