ISG was recently selected to undertake the final evaluation of the “From Communities to Global Security Institutions” program for UN Women.
The program was a strategic response to the opportunities presented by UN Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, and 1889 recognized collectively as the Security Council Women, Peace and Security Resolutions. It targeted actions and results in three key deficit areas: women’s engagement in decision-making on peacebuilding, gender-responsive security sector reform, and accountability for Women, Peace, and Security Resolutions. The program addressed these areas through 1) capacity building for women’s peacebuilding initiatives; 2) technical support for security sector reform and for indicator design and monitoring and national and global; 3) partnerships with institutions that can enable women’s organizations and UN Women to maximize impact; and 4) evidence-based advocacy channeling country-level findings to international policy-making forums.
The evaluation addressed the degree to which (and how) the program had furthered the objectives of UN Women’s mandate and how the program had managed the transition. Specifically, the evaluation measured progress against the logical framework of the program at the global and country levels over the period from March 2010 to March 2014 with data collection via desk review as well as field visits to Haiti, Liberia, Uganda and Timor-Leste for key informant interviews and focus group discussions.