Welcome to UN Women’s Guide to GE / HR Responsive Evaluation!

This is a practical guide to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender equality and human rights responsive evaluations. It is intended for all international development professionals who deliver or manage programmes and projects, including those whose primary focus is HR, GE and women’s empowerment and those where HR/GE are mainstreamed or crosscutting.

PHASE 1 : PREPARATION 1. Check Evaluability
2. Management Structures & roles
3. Stakeholder analysis & Reference Group
4. Terms of Reference
5. Select Evaluation
PHASE 2 : CONDUCT 6. Inception report
7. Collect & analyze data
8. Final reporting
PHASE 3 : UTILIZATION & FOLLOW UP 9. Dissemination
10. Using results
11. Management reponse

The guide provides direction, advice and tools for every step in the evaluation process – from Getting Started, to Preparation, Conduct and Evaluation Use & Follow up. It contains tools to aid in the process and references to provide a greater depth of information on specific topics and issues.

This evaluation guide emerged from the collaboration of Evaluation Unit of UN Women with Carleton University on the “Evaluation Capacity Building Programme for UN Women staff and partners”. It is based on training courses, materials and their assessment conducted between 2009 and 2010 in five  regions: Asia, Pacific and Arab States (Bangkok), Africa (Johannesburg), CEE/CIS (Istanbul), Latin America (Mexico) and New York, Head Quarters. As such the evaluation guide should be viewed by its users as an interactive and “living”  document that aims to provide guidance on evaluation processes as well as to explore gender equality and human rights dimensions of evaluation. It will be updated regularly to take into account the evolving needs of UN WOMEN and its partners and the developments around the world in gender and human rights responsive evaluation.

We hope UN Women Programme Managers and our Partners in Civil Society Organizations, Governments and other United Nations Agencies find this Guide useful. We welcome your suggestions to enrich this guide and website. UNWomen.eval@Unwomen.org