TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 16, September 2019
UN Women regularly evaluates its own work to enhance accountability, inform decision-making, and contribute to learning on gender equality. Produced by the Independent Evaluation Service of the Independent Evaluation and Audit Services, “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” features UN Women corporate evaluations and meta-syntheses, along with issues specifically dedicated to gender-responsive evaluation. TRANSFORM uses data visualization and concise evaluation recommendations to highlight good practices and lessons learned on what works for gender equality for transformative change.
Issue 16 focuses on the meta-synthesis of UN Women evaluations completed during 2017 and 2018. The meta-synthesis reviewed and aggregated insights from 39 evaluation reports against selected development and organizational effectiveness and efficiency criteria. This is to contribute to organizational learning and effective knowledge management through the identification of recurring findings, lessons learned, and evidence on UN Women’s key areas of work. The issue also discusses internal and external enablers that drive or impede progress towards the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.