UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Progress of the World's Women 2000

Posted on January 1, 2000

Launched in June of 2000, "Progress of the World's Women" is UNIFEM's biennial investigation of progress made towards a world where women live free from violence, poverty and inequality. More

Gender Budget Initiatives: Strategies, Concepts and Experiences

Posted on January 1, 2002

Efforts to analyze national and local budgets from the perspective of gender are growing throughout the world, in almost every region. "Gender Budget Initiatives" brings together the insights and analysis from the 2001 International Conference on Gender Budget Initiatives in Belgium. More

The Story Behind the Numbers: Women and Employment in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Commonwealth of Independent States

Posted on January 1, 2006

This report examines women's labour market situation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Western Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the context of the social and economic transformations in the region in the past 15 years. More

Evaluation Report: UNIFEM’s Work on Gender-Responsive Budgeting

Posted on January 1, 2010

Gender-Responsive Budgeting (GRB) has become an internationally acknowledged tool for supporting implementation of commitments towards achieving gender equality and the realization of women's rights. UNIFEM contributes extensively to building interest, capacity and commitment to incorporate a gender equality perspective in budgetary processes and practices. Since 2001, UNIFEM has supported GRB initiatives in more than 35 countries and has positioned itself as a leading player in GRB in the UN system. More

Evaluation Report: United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women

Posted on January 1, 2010

Established in 1996 by a UN General Assembly Resolution, the UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women is a multilateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end violence against women and girls. It is administered by UNIFEM on behalf of the UN System. More

A Manager’s Guide to Gender Equality– and Human Rights–Responsive Evaluation

Posted on January 1, 2010

A Manager's Guide to Gender Equality- and Human Rights-Responsive Evaluation This practical, online guide aims to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender equality (GE)- and human rights (HR)-responsive evaluations. It is intended for all international development professionals who deliver or manage programmes and projects, including those whose primary focus is HR, GE and women's empowerment and those where HR/GE are mainstreamed or crosscutting. More

Evaluation Report: UNIFEM’s Partnerships with Regional Organizations to Advance Gender Equality

Posted on January 1, 2010

This evaluation analyses UNIFEM's Partnerships with Regional Organizations to Advance Gender Equality. This is one of three corporate evaluations undertaken by UNIFEM between 2008 and 2009, and it sets out to assess the relevance, effectiveness and sustainability of the organization's work with regional inter-governmental organizations globally, with an in-depth focus on Africa, Latin-America and the Caribbean. More

Occupied Palestinian Territory Sabaya Programme Evaluation Report

Posted on March 1, 2010

Initiated in 2004 in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Sabaya was UNIFEM's (now UN Women's) largest programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, benefiting more than 25,000 Palestinian rural and marginalized women both in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. More

UNIFEM Strategic Plan (2008–2011) Evaluability Assessment

Posted on March 1, 2011

This study is an analysis of the UNIFEM Strategic Plan (2008-2011), its associated results frameworks and institutional systems. It assesses UNIFEM's experience of implementing the Strategic Plan, with a view to informing the new strategic planning process of UN Women. It is aimed at all members of UN Women and relevant partners, at headquarters, sub-regional and country levels, plus any interested external partners. More

The Mehwar Centre: Evaluation of Policies and Procedures

Posted on October 1, 2011

The Mehwar Centre opened its doors in February 2007 with the mission to address gender- based violence in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Since its opening, the centre has sheltered approximately 150 women and 40 children victims of violence. More

Mapping of Grantees’ Outcomes- The United Trust Fund To End Violence Against Women (2006 to Mid 2011)

Posted on November 1, 2011

The Mapping of Grantees' Outcomes by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women presents the findings of the first UN Trust Fund Outcome Mapping exercise conducted between February and July 2011 that sheds light on which approaches are proving most successful to ending violence against women as well as on where the Fund's investments are most effective and relevant to its objectives and priorities. More

Systematization of evaluations on human rights and gender equality in Latin America – joint research study with UN Women Evaluation Office and Inclusion y Equidad NGO

The report analyses evaluations carried out in the region from a gender equality and human rights responsive evaluation approach looking at their achievements and challenges of design and implementation from the perspective of capacity building and knowledge generation. Main recommendations focus on the need to integrate in depth a gender equality approach in the evaluation; increase investment in capacity development, strengthen monitoring and evaluation systems within programmes and reinforce information systems as well as knowledge sharing and learning. More

Joint Sri Lanka Evaluation Association and UN Women publication on Evaluation

Posted on January 15, 2012

As part of the networking and partnership activities, the EO supported 2011 Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) international conference by providing bursaries to four practitioners/researchers who have been working in the area of gender and evaluation. After the conference, a peer-review of the research topics was undertaken by the group of the four practitioners/researchers in collaboration with the monitoring and evaluation unit of the sub-regional office for South Asia as well as the regional evaluation specialist. This resulted in a joint publication titled “Reflecting on Gender Equality and Human Rights in Evaluation”. More

Analytical Overview of the UN Joint Gender Programmes Portfolio

Posted on April 1, 2012

This report is a pre-study to support the scoping process for the future Evaluation of Joint Gender Programmes (JPGs) in the UN system, which will evaluate the UN's joint programmes in the area of gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment. More

FGE-Final External Evaluation Report:“Dalit Women’s Livelihoods Accountability Initiative” in India

Posted on May 1, 2012

This publication provides findings from the recent evaluation of the “Dalit Women's Livelihood Accountability Initiative supported by the UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality and illustrates how the programme contributed to changing the lives of marginalised Dalit women in Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in India. More

FGE-Final External Evalaution Report:“Strengthening Public Institutions in Favour of Equality and to Combat Discrimination: Creation of an Equality Law in El Salvador”

Posted on May 1, 2012

FGE-Final External Evalaution Report:“Strengthening Public Institutions in Favour of Equality and to Combat Discrimination: Creation of an Equality Law in El Salvador” More

Evaluation policy of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Posted on October 1, 2012

The present document sets out the evaluation policy of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). More

Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming in United Nations Peacekeeping activities in (MONUC/MONUSCO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted on October 8, 2013

This evaluation report is a complementary report by UN Women to the evaluation of the UN Peacekeeping Activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo carried out in 2011-12 by the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). It provides an in-depth analysis of gender mainstreaming results in the Peacekeeping Mission. More

Evaluation on the contribution of UN Women to increasing women’s leadership and participation to peace and security and humanitarian response

Posted on April 14, 2014

UN Security Council resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions (1820, 1888, 1889, 1960, 2106, 2122) call for the urgent need to address women’s participation in peace processes and peacebuilding as well as the need to protect them from violations of their rights during and after conflicts. More

Evaluation on the contribution of UN Women to prevent violence against women and expand access to services

Posted on April 14, 2014

During 2012-2013, the UN Women Independent Evaluation Office undertook a corporate thematic evaluation of UN Women contribution to preventing violence against women and expanding access to related services. More

Joint Evaluation of Joint Programmes on Gender Equality in the United Nations System

Posted on July 1, 2014

In 2012–2013, UN Women, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and the MDG-Fund, in partnership with the Governments of Norway and Spain, undertook a corporate joint evaluation of joint programmes on gender equality in the United Nations system to address a gap in evidence on country-level joint gender programmes (JGPs). More

Guide for the Evaluation of Programmes and Projects with a Gender, Human Rights and Interculturality Perspective

Posted on July 9, 2014

In recent years, we have advanced progressively in the development of a conceptual and methodological basis for improving the processes of programme and project evaluation. This Guide has been elaborated with the intent of integrating gender equality, human rights and interculturality approaches into the UN Women evaluation cycle. It is a practical tool for those who undertake, manage and/or use evaluations. More