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.
This review examines the quality and effectiveness of evaluation approaches that are used to assess programs on women and girls' economic empowerment. The review provides information to improve the design and implementation of evaluations on women and girls' empowerment projects. Taylor and Pereznieto outline a number of findings, noting that the most interesting is that joint/mixed or integrated interventions that provide economic skills and services in conjunction with life skills or other training deliver the best results for women's empowerment.