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close this bookBalancing the Scales - Facilitators' manual (Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development - Uganda, 1999, 50 p.)
close this folderSessions
View the documentSession 1: Introductions - Two ways of starting a workshop: ‘The Pairs Exercise’ and ‘What’s In Your Pocket?’
View the documentSession 2: Orientation - An issue-identifying activity
View the documentSession 3: Opening - The official presentation by the chief guest
View the documentSession 4: Attitudes towards Gender - Exploring participants’ views
View the documentSession 5: Gender Concepts - All-important terms
View the documentSession 6: Identifying Gender Issues - A theatrical lesson
View the documentSession 7: Reflection - A review of definitions and issues
View the documentSession 8: Evaluation - Arrangements for daily feedback sessions
View the documentSession 9: Recap - The daily review
View the documentSession 10: Gender Facts, Figures and Opinions - A situation analysis
View the documentSession 11: The Policy Environment - Case studies from Uganda
View the documentSession 12: Gender Analysis - Introducing a vital set of tools
View the documentSession 13: Daily Activity Profile - A tool for gender analysis
View the documentSession 14: Matrices for Analysis - Roles, access and control, and planning
View the documentSession 15: Practical and Strategic Gender Needs - A mini case-study
View the documentSession 16: Gender Equality and Empowerment Framework - A matrix
View the documentSession 17: Gender Issues in the Workplace - Case studies
View the documentSession 18: Recap - Review of Day Two
View the documentSession 19: Gender Issues in Management - Practical gender issues in the workplace
View the documentSession 20: Gender Responsive Policy Making - Sectoral policies and action plans
View the documentSession 21: Gender Responsive Planning - Introducing a set of planning tools
View the documentSession 22: Monitoring and Evaluation - Checking the progress of gender policies
View the documentSession 23: Workshop Conclusion - A review of lessons learnt

Session 22: Monitoring and Evaluation - Checking the progress of gender policies


To introduce the use of the Logframe for monitoring sectoral gender policies and programmes - and for reporting on their progress.

To acquire tools for gauging the impact of programme activities on their intended beneficiaries.

To establish indicators to measure the achievement of programme objectives - and Means of Verification to support them.


Chapter 11 of the Participants’ Manual.


1 hour 15 minutes.


1. Make a presentation on the different forms of monitoring, its objectives, and the formulation and use of indicators and Means of Verification, as described in Sections 11.1-11.3. (Try not to take more than 15 minutes for this presentation.)

2. Introduce the participants to the different formats of the Logframe used for monitoring, reporting and long-term evaluations, as set out in Section 11.4.

3. Divide the participants into five teams, each representing one of the ministries whose policies are summarised in Chapter 9, and ask them to translate the key policy points of their ministry into specific objectives.

4. Using their objectives, ask each team to complete a Logframe for gender-oriented policy monitoring, following the format laid out in Table 11.1.

5. Invite each team to present its chart to the whole group.

6. In the final 15 minutes of the session, summarise the MGLSD’s monitoring system, as presented in Sections 11.5 - 11.7, and, if there is time, conduct a brief brainstorm on the Discussion Points at the end of the chapter.