IASC gender accountability framework report, 2019
The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) gender accountability framework report, 2019 marks the second monitoring cycle of the IASC’s 2017 gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian action policy.
It provides a snapshot of the IASC’s output in the calendar year 2019 and allows for cross comparison with the baseline established with the 2018 report.
The 2019 report shows some progress alongside some inconsistencies in the application of the 2017 gender policy. At the global level, gender was designated as a strategic priority for the allocation of the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund funding by the Emergency Relief Coordinator and the first thematic evaluation by the IASC internal evaluation mechanism—the Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation—was set as delivery on the gender policy. Both initiatives signifying commitment of the IASC management to address gender in humanitarian action.
Progress on the recommendations from the 2018 report has been limited, indicating the need for strengthened ownership of the recommendations by all stakeholders in the process. Across all levels of the IASC, more effort is needed to translate the recommendations into action, with the IASC’s Gender Reference Group taking a more active role.
At the field level, the analysis shows how the provision of gender capacity and facilitation of women’s voices contribute to better results.
The IASC gender accountability framework report, 2019 is produced by UN Women on behalf of the IASC’s Gender Reference Group.