The UN Women Independent Evaluation Service (IES) conducts corporate evaluations to assess UN Women’s contribution to results in gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). This evaluation, planned under UN Women’s corporate evaluation plan1, focuses on UN Women’s contribution to Governance and National Planning (GNP) fully reflecting accountability for gender equality commitments and priorities in the period 2011–2017. In line with the scope of Impact Area (IA) 5 of the two UN Women Strategic Plans during this period, work on gender-responsive HIV/AIDS planning is also included in the scope of the evaluation.
The evaluation was conducted by an evaluation team contracted by Itad, with support and oversight from IES. The evaluation took place over a 12-month period, December 2017 – December 2018, and involved a broad spectrum of stakeholders both within UN Women and externally. Key stakeholders included UN Women Policy and Programme Divisions, Regional and Country Offices, and governments and civil society actors at national level.