This portal presents details of development results and organizational performance in 2018 and 2019, the
first two years of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. Each indicator of the Strategic Plan’s results framework is
displayed as a scorecard and data table: the front side shows a graphic representation of performance under
2019 milestones, with subsequent side(s) showing the details of the indicator (baselines, milestones and
targets, 2018 and 2019 results). In addition, this portal offers a global overview and highlights of results
achieved, expenses by outcomes and regions and resource mobilization.
All indicators, as well as their baselines and targets, are based on the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan’s
Integrated Resource and Results Framework (IRRF). For all indicators, baselines refer to data from the year
2017, unless otherwise stated. For all indicators, targets refer to the year 2021, unless otherwise stated.
To further refine performance management and strengthen accountability, UN-Women undertook a comprehensive
validation exercise to cross-check baselines, milestones and targets in late 2017-early 2018. Based on the
results of this exercise, the baselines, milestones and/or targets of 64 indicators were more fully
populated / updated in 2018 in an updated version of the IRRF (available here). In 2020, as a result of the mid-term
review of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan, some adjustments to improve the IRRF were proposed. Annex IV:
Revised Integrated Results and Resources Framework of UN-Women Strategic Plan 2018-2021 documents these
adjustments and is available here. An overview of subsequent COVID-19 revisions, following the completion of a Strategic Reprioritization Exercise, was presented at the August 2020 informal briefing on the Strategic Plan roadmap and update on Integrated Results and Resources Framework adjustment due to COVID-19 (full results framework available here). In January 2021, the IRRF was republished to resolve/provide further information on baselines, milestones and targets that had been listed as "To be confirmed" under 6 indicators in the previous version of the IRRF; the full updated IRRF is available here.
For output indicators, progress from baselines to 2019 milestones is noted in this portal using three
categories: progress of 90% or more towards the milestones (green), progress of 60% to 89% (amber) and
progress less than 60% (red). Where progress is assessment above 150% of milestone/target, the ceiling of
150% is applied. Impact and outcome indicators do not have milestones. For non-SDG outcome indicators,
progress where shown was measured against half of the 4-year target. Some of the impact and outcome
indicators are derived from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework.
The methodology applied to indicator measurement is in most cases either cumulative (an accumulation of
results so far) or annual (a measure of results within the current year). The accumulation methodology
calculates results through a count of the number of cases (generally countries) eligible towards that
indicator, including the baseline value, in the current and previous years since the start of the 2018-2021
Strategic Plan. Countries are counted only once throughout the Strategic Plan period, unless stated
otherwise. An indicator with an annual measure calculates results through a count of the number of cases
reported towards that indicator in the current year only. The sources for measuring each indicator is
specified in the IRRF, with the majority being reported directly by UN-Women field presences, through
UN-Women’s Results Management System, which provides a comprehensive platform for recording,
consolidating, viewing, and analyzing results. For indicators where UN-Women’s Results Management
System is the source, a detailed list of countries included in the result on each indicator is included in
the footnotes on the relevant page.