Guidance on Evaluating Institutional Gender Mainstreaming

August 2018
Document Type:
Staff Publications

This Guidance is the culmination of the collaborative efforts of UNEG members and was developed by the UNEG ‘Human Rights and Gender Equality Working Group'. The following members have in particular provided substantive contribution throughout the development of the Guidance: Sabrina Evangelista, Messay Tassew and Silke Hofer (UN Women), Laurence Reichel & Matthew Varghese (UNICEF), Sabas Monroy (OHCHR), Natalie Raaber (UNFPA), Pascale Reinke-Schreiber (UNODC), Dawit Habtemariam (WFP), and Anna Viggh (GEF).

This is a practical guide designed for UNEG members, policy and programme evaluators and others who advocate for a common approach to assessing progress of institutional gender mainstreaming (GM) in the United Nations system. 

This guide responds to recommendations from the UN Women (2015a) “Review of Corporate Gender Equality Evaluations in the United Nations System”, which was drafted in consultation with UNEG, EvalPartners, and EvalGender, and the revised Evaluation Performance Indicator for the United Nations System-wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP), which identifies a gender equality evaluation as necessary for “exceeding requirements.”  The aim of the guidance is to encourage UN entities to conduct more evaluations of their respective institution’s GM approach to improve results, and to enhance coherence of information across the UN system on progress made towards  gender equality and empowerment of women (GEWE).

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