Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment

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The evaluation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) contribution to gender equality is an independent thematic evaluation conducted by the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the UNDP during the course of 2014. Following the evaluation of gender mainstreaming in UNDP, this evaluation focuses on the overall contribution of UNDP to promoting gender equality and women's empowerment. Gender equality remains an unfulfilled promise that affects all humanity. The 1970s and 1980s saw discussions in civil society, governments and United Nations agencies that focused on increasing attention, protection mechanisms, and resources dedicated to advance women's equity and social justice. UNDP has been at the forefront of responding to these developments since the 1970s.




The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) would like to thank all those who contributed to this evaluation. The evaluation team, led by Chandi Kadirgamar and co-led by Ana Rosa Monteiro Soares, counted on the methodological guidance and support of Alexandra Pittman and on consultancy support in research and data collection and synthesis from Chelsey Wickmark, who was succeeded by Karen Cadondon. Thematic contributions were provided by Susan Bazilli (energy and environment), Christian Bugnion (crisis prevention and recovery), Minoli de Bresser (poverty and Millennium Development Goals), Charlotte Ørnemark (democratic governance), and Dana Peebles (institutional change). Contributions were also received from AlterSpark Corporation and the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton (cybermetric analysis) and Gabriela Byron (UN-SWAP assessment). Benoit Conti provided research support.


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