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A unique view of the bigger picture: A meta-analysis of UN Women evaluations in 2016

Thursday, August 17, 2017

UN Women continuously seeks ways to accelerate its development results through improved programming and organizational effectiveness. To further facilitate the review of evaluative evidence and transform it into accessible knowledge, the UN Women Independent Evaluation Office annually produces a meta-analysis report. This year's meta-analysis synthesizes insights and drivers of change from multiple evaluations. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 11, September 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Issue no. 11 of TRANSFORM presents the fourth meta-analysis of decentralized evaluations managed by UN Women in 2016. The aggregation and synthesis of evidence from multiple evaluations proved to be a potent approach to better understand what kinds of programmatic approaches and interventions are working best across the range of countries UN Women serves. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 10, May 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Issue no. 10 focuses on the strategic partnerships of UN Women. Partnerships are an essential aspect of our work but are often overlooked when we evaluate the results of our work. The skill set, time and resources necessary for ensuring truly effective strategic partnerships are often underestimated. More

Corporate evaluation of UN Women’s strategic partnerships for gender equality and the empowerment of women: Final synthesis report

Saturday, May 20, 2017

In 2015–2016, the UN Women Independent Evaluation Office undertook a corporate evaluation of UN Women’s strategic partnerships for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The evaluation is intended to enhance UN Women’s approach to strategic partnerships with the aim of ensuring that gender equality is reached by 2030. It was also expected to contribute to an understanding of how UN Women’s strategic partnerships can facilitate a strong position for gender equality and women’s empowerment within the current global development context and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More

Status of women in the United Nations system

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

This publication examines the representation of women in the United Nations system at all levels and locations, by entity, and across various dimensions: representation, staff selection, appointment, career advancement and separation. It provides quantitative and qualitative data analysis on the United Nations’ progress towards gender parity, and includes examples of entity practices in key areas that impact the status of women. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 7, August 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Issue no. 7 of TRANSFORM aims to make more accessible conclusions and recommendations from the recently concluded evaluation of UN Women’s contribution to UN system coordination on gender equality and the empowerment of women (GEEW). The evaluation assessed the relevance, effectiveness and organizational efficiency of UN Women’s UN coordination mandate on GEEW. The report provides seven main conclusions and eight recommendations; it also presents the management response to the evaluation. More

Discussion papers series

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The UN Women discussion paper series is a new initiative led by the Research and Data section of UN Women, to provide grounded, fresh and robust perspectives on some of the contemporary challenges to achieving gender equality and women’s rights, and offer insights into policy innovations that are making a difference in women’s lives. More

Coordinating for gender equality results: Corporate evaluation of UN Women’s contribution to UN system coordination on gender equality and the empowerment of women

Sunday, May 1, 2016

UN Women’s Independent Evaluation Office undertook this corporate evaluation to assess the progress made so far towards achieving GEEW results in the implementation of this dimension of its mandate, with the aim of informing future work. The evaluation covers all aspects of the UN coordination role and the articulation with the other dimensions of the mandate to support normative and operational work on GEEW at the global, regional and country levels. More

Guide for Gender-Responsive Budgeting Facilitators: A Pratical Approach

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This guide to gender budgeting, commissioned by the Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality (F4GE) programme and the Programme for Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD), is aimed at supporting the government of Senegal in taking gender into account in sectoral policies and the budget. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 6, March 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

As we have entered the era of the 2030 Agenda for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, Issue no. 6 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” showcases how gender-responsive evaluation has an important role to play to ensure “no one is left behind.” More

HeForShe pinning Male HoA UNCT Ethiopia of March 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we reach out to you following a highly successful launch of the HeForShe campaign in Ethiopia and subsequent months of strong commitment pledged to the Campaign. The December launch at Capital Hotel was a beautiful event where men and women came together to boldly declare that gender equality is not just a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue. Since the launch an increasing number of men have signed up for the Campaign, recognizing that we must all be equal partners to create a gender equal world... More

Guidance on country portfolio evaluations in UN Women

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The country portfolio evaluation guidance has been developed to assess UN Women’s contributions to results at country level while shifting the focus from activities and outputs towards medium/long-term results. More

Equal representation of women through the lens of leadership and organizational culture - Expert Group Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Women continue to be underrepresented within UN senior level positions. Enacting an organizational cultural shift that enables the meaningful representation of women is predicated on effective leadership. The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) formulated strategic recommendations on advancing the equal representation of women in the UN system specifically through the lens of leadership and organizational culture. More

UN Women Private Sector Accountability Framework (UNW-PSAF)

Friday, September 25, 2015

UN Women has developed a provisional tool, the UN Women Private Sector Accountability Framework, to encourage and aid private sector partners to benchmark their own performance over time, locate and systematically monitor their progress in implementing gender equality considerations into their business, and highlight their strengths and potential areas for improvement. More

Training for Gender Equality: Twenty Years On

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Training for Gender Equality: Twenty Years On analyses how training for gender equality has evolved from the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action (PFA) to the present day. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 5, October 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Issue 5 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” showcases the insights, conclusions and ways forward to the “Review of corporate gender equality evaluation in the UN system.” This review captured validated learning on gender mainstreaming within the UN system from 17 external corporate gender equality evaluations completed between 2006 and 2014. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 4, September 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

What can we learn from 21 evaluations managed by UN Women in 2014? What are the good practices and lessons learned to achieve gender equality? Issue 4 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” synthetises the key learning from UN Women evaluations, and presents them in a user-friendly manner. More

Economic Growth and Social Reproduction: Gender inequality as cause and consequence

Monday, September 21, 2015

This paper examines how growth, social reproduction and gender equality are connected in ways that make paid and unpaid care work a key determinant of macroeconomic policy outcomes, growth and development. It was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 to be released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

Monitoring Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges

Thursday, September 17, 2015

As a result of a wide-ranging consultation process with United Nations Member States, civil society and international organizations, this position paper sets out UN Women’s suggestions for global indicators to effectively monitor how the SDGs are being implemented for women and girls. More

Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit

Friday, September 11, 2015

This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects. It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-governmental organizations, regional and international organizations who are involved in managing and implementing climate change programmes. More

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