The World Bank's results-based monitoring and evaluation framework establishes a continuous process of collecting and analyzing information. The framework has an emphasis on component outcomes that helps project design focus on results by ensuring that projects are not simply monitoring inputs and outputs. This toolkit helps projects recognize and address gender concerns and monitor results, outcomes, and impact. It argues that women represent the majority of the rural poor, but are often unrecognized in agricultural project designs. The World Bank argues that gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation with a results-based framework demonstrates whether a project has achieved improvements in men and women's well- being; it also improves project performance. The guide provides step-by-step instructions and directions on how to conduct results-based monitoring and evaluation in different rural sub-sectors, including agro-enterprise development, agricultural extension and education, land policy and administration, livestock development, sustainable agriculture and resource management, and rural finance.
Gender Issues in Monitoring and Evaluation in Rural Development: A Tool Kit
World Bank. 2005. Gender Issues in Monitoring and Evaluation in Rural Development: A Tool Kit. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.