ISG has been selected to undertake the Final Evaluation of the “Gender and Democratic Governance” (GDG) Programme for UN Women.
As a joint program with UNDP, GDG supported global, national, and sub-national activities in Morocco, Rwanda and Tajikistan to improve the governance of basic public service delivery and goods to poor women in key sectors. The program aimed to improve policies and institutional mechanisms for gender-responsive service delivery and increase women’s influence in the governance of service delivery. Each of the three pilot countries has rolled out its programme based on national contexts and priority services for women. In Morocco the focus of the programme was on access to legal services under the Family Code; in Rwanda on access to agricultural extension services for women farmers; and in Tajikistan on access to social protection benefits.
The evaluation assessed the achieved results against the indicators and targets of the program at the global, national, and community levels to help UN Women and its partners plan for the next phase of global and country programming. The evaluation also provided input and analysis into UN Women’s positioning and priority setting in the context of the upcoming policy events in 2015 including the 20-year review of the Beijing Platform for Action, the fifteenth anniversary of UNSCR 1325 and the post-2015 development framework negotiations.