Relevance of Monitoring for a Reflexive Gender Equality Policy

Wroblewski, AngelaORCID: and Leitner, AndreaORCID: (2022) Relevance of Monitoring for a Reflexive Gender Equality Policy. In: Wroblewski, AngelaORCID: and Palmén, Rachel, (eds.) Overcoming the Challenge of Structural Change in Research Organisations: A Reflexive Approach to Gender Equality. Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 33-52. DOI: 10.1108/978-1-80262-119-820221003

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The TARGET approach aims at establishing a reflexive gender equality policy in research performing and research funding organisations. Monitoring has enormous potential to support reflexivity at both the institutional and the individual levels in the gender equality plan (GEP) development and implementation context. To exploit this potential, the monitoring system has to consist of meaningful indicators, which adequately represent the complex construct of gender equality and refer to the concrete objectives and policies of the GEP. To achieve this, we propose an approach to indicator development that refers to a theory of change for the GEP and its policies. Indicator development thus becomes a reflexive endeavour and monitoring a living tool. This requires constant reflection on data gaps, validity of indicators and the further development of indicators. Furthermore, we recommend the creation of space for reflexivity to discuss monitoring results with the community of practice.

Item Type: Book Contribution
Keywords: Gender monitoring; gender indicators; gender equality policy; policy steering; reflexivity; gender equality plan
Research Units: Current Research Groups > Education and Employment
Current Research Groups > Higher Education Research
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2022 11:42
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2023 15:24
DOI: 10.1108/978-1-80262-119-820221003
ISBN: 978-1-80262-122-8 [Add to Citavi project by ISBN]

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