Meta-synthesis of UN Women evaluations 2017/2018

The purpose of this meta-synthesis is to contribute to organizational learning and effective knowledge management through the identification of recurring findings, lessons learned, and evidence on the key areas of work of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The synthesis has captured internal and external enablers that drive or impede progress towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The meta-synthesis reviewed and aggregated insights from 39 evaluation reports completed during 2017 and 2018 against selected development and organizational effectiveness and efficiency criteria. While this is the first synthesis during the current “UN-Women strategic plan 2018–2021”, the insights contained are reflective of performance of programmes and interventions designed and implemented during the previous “UN-Women strategic plan 2014–2017”. Nonetheless, the results achieved and reported contribute to current strategic plan outcomes, and the findings are expected to inform and provide insights for future implementation.

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