Furthering its work in research, the team began to explore the field of evaluations, specifically Gender Transformative Evaluations. While the teams at ISST have been undertaking evaluations since its inception, the organization made this a niche starting in 2010. A four-year-long project with IDRC and the Ford Foundation on ‘Engendering Policy Through Evaluation’ played a pivotal role at this time and solidified ISST’s position as a key player in the field of Gender Transformative Evaluations.


Gender & Evaluation : An online community

Established in 2011 and hosted on the Ning platform, the Gender and Evaluation Community has evolved into a dynamic hub for individuals passionate about gender-transformative evaluations. Serving as an inclusive space for knowledge exchange, our community facilitates open discussions, webinars, and interactive forums that encourage members to share, question, and learn from each other. With a thriving membership of 5200 individuals worldwide, our diverse and engaged community is at the forefront of shaping the discourse around gender-responsive evaluations. 

Sign up and become a member by visiting our platform at https://gendereval.ning.com/.

EvalFest 2024

Organised by Evaluation Community of India (ECOI) and EvalYouth India, EVALFEST 2024 is scheduled for February 21-23, 2024. Having played a crucial role as a conference partner in the successful editions of 2018, 2020, and 2022, ISST continues its commitment to shaping this biennial event. Against the backdrop of dynamic changes in the evaluation landscape, EvalFest 2024 adopts the theme 'The Shifting Sands in Evaluation: Need for Responsive, Adaptive, and Future-proof Approaches.' Stay tuned for release of the registration forms and join us on the days of the event. 

Evaluation Studies

SEWA Bharat Aagewan Vikas Program: An Evaluation of Women’s Grassroots Leadership across Four States of India

Report on Study to assess the impact on Mental Health and Emotional Well-being of Students across Schools in Delhi due to closure of schools on account of Covid-19 and shift to online education. 

•Monitoring and Evaluation study in collaboration with HomeNet South Asia