TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 19, May 2021

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-synthesis, along with issues specifically dedicated to gender-responsive evaluation.

UN Women regularly evaluates its own work to enhance accountability, inform decision-making, and contribute to learning on gender equality. TRANSFORM uses data visualization and concise evaluation recommendations to highlight good practices and lessons learned on what works for gender equality for transformative change. 

This issue of TRANSFORM summarizes “Insights on organizational effectiveness and efficiency: A meta-synthesis of UN Women evaluations”. The scope of the analysis covers all evaluations commissioned by UN Women between 2018 and 2019, as well as corporate evaluations from 2017. This meta-synthesis brings together evidence from evaluations on UN Women’s organizational effectiveness and efficiency outputs. In addition to highlighting progress, the synthesis captures commonly identified drivers of change in the form of good practices and innovation, as well as impediments.

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