Equality Results

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[.pdf] GD188- CIDA’s Framework for Assessing Gender Equality Results
This framework responds to the need to assess progress on the implementation of CIDA’s Policy on Gender Equality. It is also an important
advance in assessing equality as a crosscutting policy theme.The central question this framework is designed to address is the following:
To what extent do CIDA’s development results reflect its policy commitment to gender equality?

[.pdf] GD189- Gender equality results of public sector projects and programmes of the African Development Bank (2009-2011)
The African Development Bank’s Strategy for 2013-2022 “At the Centre of Africa’s Transformation” clearly defines gender equality as an important aspect of inclusive growth and  positions the Bank to reduce gender inequalities through a “focus on promoting women’s economic empowerment, strengthening women’s legal and property rights and enhancing knowledge management and capacity building.”7 The aim of this assignment is to review the contribution of public sector operations to gender equality results in Africa in order to  further the mainstreaming of gender within the Bank. 2. The report sets out the background to the review, in order to provide a recent history of the AfDB in terms of mainstreaming gender. It then states the objectives of the review, methodology and limitations thereof, followed by the main body of the report, consisting of responses to each of the key review questions. These are followed by overall conclusions, and corresponding recommendations.

[.pdf] GD190- Gender Equality Results in ADB Projects – Regional Synthesis of Rapid Gender Assessments in Indonesia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam
Strategy 2020 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) identified gender equity as a driver of change essential for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth, reducing poverty, and improving living standards. ADB is committed to designing gender-inclusive projects and paying careful attention to gender issues across the full range of its operations. ADB’s Gender and Development Plan of Action (ADB 2007a) aims to achieve this by strengthening the implementation of gender-related loan design features, institutionalizing the use of project-specificgender action plans (GAPs), including gender-related targets and indicators in the design and monitoring frameworks (DMFs) of all projects, and promoting compliance with gender-related loan covenants. Rapid gender assessments (RGAs) were undertaken of 12 loans in Indonesia, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam to assess gender equality results and progress against these organizational objectives. This report includes a summary of the GAP or gender provisions and the gender equality results achieved for each project (chapter II); an analysis of the gender equality results in each sector, and how these contributed to loan outcomes and effectiveness (chapter III); an analysis of the implementation and institutionalization of GAPs and gender provisions including their incorporation into DMFs and compliance with loan covenants (chapter IV); and conclusions and recommendations to improve the quality and institutionalization of GAPs (chapter V). Findings are compared with the first series of RGAs, conducted in 2004 and 2005 (RGA-I).

[.pdf] GD191- Measuring Gender Equality Results – Paris Declaration and Other Ways
This paper will provide early tools for making the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development aid as proposed by the PD framework and borrowing from the Results Based Management paradigm accountable for gender equality results.

[.pdf] GD192- Gender equality for development Results and lessons
This brochure shows the results of, and lessons learned from, Sweden’s efforts to promote gender equality in international development cooperation. The introduction gives a general description of the gender equality situation in Sweden’s partner countries. A presentation follows of bilateral and multilateral development cooperation, dialogue as an advocacy tool, and
challenges and conclusions.

[.pdf] GD193- Mainstreaming Gender Equality – A Road to Results or a Road to Nowhere? –  Synthetis Report 2012
The objectives of the evaluation synthesis were 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. The scope of the synthesis was guided by the following considerations: • Time period: From 1990 to 2010. in order to capture trends (similarities and differences) in findings and good practices from the women-in-development (WID) era to the current emphasis on gender and development (GAD); • Evaluation type: Primary emphasis was on thematic and country evaluations that had a specific focus on gender and/or women; • Stakeholder consultation and demand: The synthesis approach paper was circulated for discussion within the Bank in Spring 2010, and comments were used to focus on key issues of concern, such as good practices in mainstreaming processes.

[.pdf] GD194- Accounting foy Gender Results – A Review of the Philippine GAD Budget Policy
The evaluation looked into the four aspects of the implementation of he gender budget policy. One aspect is the performance of NEDA, NCRFW and DBM in ensuring that the GAD Budget Policy is implemented. This involved an analysis of efforts of the three oversight agencies to implement the law through the promotion of gender-responsive planning; development of tools and guidelines for development planning and advocacy; programming, monitoring and evaluation, and necessary adjustments to the guidelines in response to emerging developments; and monitoring of compliance of various agencies with the policy. A second aspect, compliance of government departments to the GAD Budget Policy, required an investigation of trends in terms of GAD budget levels, as a percentage of government department/agency budgets, number of compliant departments/agencies, and reasons for non-compliance. The third aspect is the utilization of the GAD budget. It meant looking into activities supported by the budget, and how this utilization pattern affected GAD mainstreaming
and women. The last area involved the analysis of measures to improve compliance to and performance of the GAD Budget Policy. The interviews with officials and/or technical staff of the oversight agencies and the case studies were distilled to identify factors that induced agencies to undertake GAD planning, craft GAD budgets, and use the budgets to obtain gender equality and women’s empowerment results.

[.pdf] GD195- Indicators for Measuring Results on Gender Equality
The Swedish Policy on Gender Equality and Women´s Rights and Role in Development (2010) underlines the importance of developing context-specific qualitative and quantitative indicators for the monitoring of work on gender equality. The purpose of this document is to provide a selection of potential indicators from which Sida country teams can choose in order to monitor results in gender equality work in different sectors. This material is to be seen as a contribution to that work – not the answer to all questions about gender indicators. The list of proposed indicators can be used as inspiration while developing the Result Matrix but also with a view to having indicators that would work in partner countries’ own monitoring of results e.g. Performance Assessment Framework, monitoring of National Action Plans on gender equality etc