Mainstreaming Gender Equality: A Road to Results or a Road to Nowhere?

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November 19, 2013

Mainstreaming Gender Equality: A Road to Results or a Road to Nowhere?

The objectives of the evaluation synthesis are to:

• Examine experiences in mainstreaming gender equality across multilateral and bilateral donor organizations, and in so doing,

• Highlight trends (commonalities and differences) in findings, challenges faced and good practices

Main findings

  • Leadership has not consistently supported or prioritized the mainstreaming of gender equality and policy, resulting in what has become widely described as "policy evaporation."
  • The absence of accountability and incentive structures has limited the achievement of results.
  • Financial and human resources have not been sufficient to enable effective mainstreaming of gender equality within donor organizations and interventions
  • Many gender mainstreaming procedures and practices have been introduced and actively pursued for a short period, before gradually declining in use.
  • Results reporting and learning have been seriously constrained by inconsistent approaches to monitoring and evaluation
  • Integrating gender equality into new aid modalities presents many new challenges to donor organizations.

 

 

Resource type: 
Publisher: 
African Development Bank
Publication year: 
2012