The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, it was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
The UN Women Independent Evaluation Service (IES) evaluates the work of UN women to enhance organizational accountability, provide evidence-based information for decision-making and to contribute to learning on gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is currently undertaking a Country Portfolio Evaluation (CPE) of the UN Women Country Office in Brazil’s Strategic Note for 2017-2021.
The CPE is a systematic assessment of the contributions made by UN Women to development results with respect to gender equality at the country level, through its Strategic Note. This CPE is led by IES as a primarily formative (forward-looking) evaluation to support the UN Women Brazil and its key stakeholders in strategic learning and decision-making for the next Strategic Note, due to be developed in 2021. The evaluation is expected to also have a summative (backwards looking) perspective, to support enhanced accountability for development effectiveness and learning from experience.
The IES Regional Evaluation Specialist for the Americas and Caribbean region has been appointed the Team Leader for the evaluation, who will be supported by an external Evaluator and a Research Assistant. The evaluation is required to adhere to UN Women’s Evaluation Policy and UNEG Norms, Standards, Ethical and other relevant guidelines.
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