UN Women ESARO Evaluation knowledge products series 2020

The evaluation knowledge products series summarizes common trends across findings, conclusions, and lessons learned as well as recommendations in the evaluation reports from East and Southern Africa region.  The knowledge products are based on a meta-analysis of lessons and recommendations contained in 26 evaluations conducted on UNW programmes in the ESA region during the period 2015-2018 and rated as ‘satisfactory’ or higher using the UNW Global Evaluation Reports Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS). The synthesis aligns with UN Women Thematic Areas and the its Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency (OEE) framework outlined in the 2018-21 Global Strategic Plan.

This series of Evaluation knowledge products complements a previous meta-analysis done in 2016. The 2016 meta-analysis is based on lessons from 19 evaluations conducted from 2009-15 and available here.

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Overview of UNW Evaluation Lessons in ESAR 2015-18

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1. Enhanced coordination and accountability on commitments to gender equality and women's empowerment

2. Strengthening and implementing a comprehensive set of norms, policies and standards on gender equality and women's empowerment

3. Joint programming for gender equality and women's empowerment

4. Supporting women's movements for gender equality and women's empowerment

5. Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems

6. Ending violence against women and girls

7. Building and strengthening strategic partnerships for gender equality and women's empowerment

8. Results based management including monitoring and evaluation

9. Preventing and countering violent extremism

10. Women economic empowerment

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa

Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Economic empowerment; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Gender statistics; Humanitarian action; Monitoring and evaluation; Partnerships; Peace and security

Resource type: Assessments; Best practices; Evaluation reports

UN Women office involved in publication: East and Southern Africa Regional Office; Ethiopia Country Office; Kenya Country Office; Mozambique Country Office; South Africa Multi-Country Office; South Sudan Country Office; Sudan Country Office; Tanzania Country Office; Uganda Country Office; Zimbabwe Country Office

Publication year: 2020

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)