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External assessment of value for money, sustainability and coordination of DFID’s funding to the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to end FGM

External assessment of value for money, sustainability and coordination of DFID’s funding to the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to end FGM

7/03/2017

The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme (UNJP) to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a vanguard initiative which seeks to promote the abandonment of FGM/C in 17 African and Middle Eastern countries. The programme works with legislators, policy makers, law enforcers and the judiciary to pass and implement legislation prohibiting FGM/C, and with communities to change public attitudes to the practice.  

Between 2016 and 2017, DFID commissioned Itad to work with UNFPA and UNICEF to strengthen their results and value for money (VfM) measurement on the programme, and to provide recommendations and guidance to improve results. A wider objective of the our work was to contribute to building the evidence base around what works for the abandonment of FGM/C. 

To do this, we developed a VfM framework structured around the ‘4 Es’ of economy, efficiency, effectiveness and equity and we analysed the programme’s existing results measurement system and M&E capacity at headquarters, country and regional levels to understand how results measurement might be strengthened.   

Image © Peer educating communities to put an end to FGM/C. Photo Credit: Jessica Lea/DFID

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