Corporate thematic evaluation of UN Women’s contribution to governance and national planning

UN Women has long experience in governance and national planning (GNP)—an area of work that has contributed to UN Women’s identity and for which it is recognized and valued.

UN Women’s approach to integrating gender equality in GNP entails establishing gender-responsive capacities, systems, and resources for governments to plan, budget, and monitor the functions of public institutions.

The Independent Evaluation Service of the Independent Evaluation and Audit Services of UN Women undertook a corporate evaluation of UN Women’s governance and national planning portfolio from 2011 to 2017 as part of its corporate evaluation plan. The evaluation assessed the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and extent to which human rights approach and gender equality principles were integrated adequately in UN Women’s approach to governance and national planning across its integrated mandate at country, regional, and global levels. The evaluation also assessed the specific contribution of UN Women to ensure that national HIV/AIDS plans, budgets, and monitoring frameworks are gender-responsive.

The evaluation puts forward 22 findings, 10 conclusions, and 10 recommendations, setting a pathway for UN Women to build on the achievements to date, address the challenges faced, and maximize the opportunities currently presented to further advance gender-responsive GNP, including in the area of HIV/AIDS.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Africa; Asia and the Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America and the Caribbean; Albania; Ecuador; Palestine, State of; Timor-Leste; Uganda

Subject area(s): Accountability; Accountability in the UN system; Financing for gender equality; Gender-responsive budgeting; Governance and national planning; HIV and AIDS; Monitoring and evaluation; Monitoring, evaluation and reporting; UN system coordination

Resource type: Evaluation reports

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 110

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)