Project Profile

Joint Evaluation of Joint Gender Programmes in the United Nations System

Client // Various
Country // Spain, Norway, Albania, Kenya, Nicaragua, State of Palestine
Date // 2012 - 2013

In 2013 IOD PARC completed the global Joint Evaluation of Joint Gender Programmes in the UN System, on behalf of seven international partners - UN Women, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and the MDG-Fund, and the Governments of Norway and Spain.

The evaluation found that, whilst Joint UN Gender Programmes remain an integral part of the development co-operation landscape, the first tranche of such programmes have proven a steep learning curve for all involved.  Ambitious in their intent, many underinvested in design, and struggled with co-ordinated implementation. They have delivered results which do not yet, in aggregate, form ‘more than the sum of the parts’.

Some individually strong results have been delivered; and the potential added value of the modality is clear. However, taking forward the lessons learned and sustaining the value addition will require stronger efforts from the UN system, if joint gender programmes are to deliver fully on their promise and potential, and maximise their integral role in the ‘road to gender equality results’.  

The Evaluation can be found here