TRANSFORM : Working Together to Empower Voices

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It is with great pleasure that we welcome Lisa Sutton, Director of the Independent Evaluation and Audit Services (IEAS). IEAS was created in 2018 to perform internal oversight through the Independent Evaluation Service (IES) and Internal Audit Service (IAS). Under Lisa’s leadership, this co-location of IES and IAS will help ensure UN Women delivers on its integrated mandate to achieve gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment.

Transform: Working Together to Empower Voices as a forum to increase and share knowledge about the inter-related themes of gender, evaluation, transformative change, marginalized voices, and leaving no one behind in pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 5.

By exchanging knowledge and practice among UN agencies and national partners, this tripartite issue supports our priority strategic areas of promoting UN system coordination on gender equality and strengthening national gender-responsive evaluation capacity.

Part I presents a new systemic approach to gender-responsive evaluation from UN Women. Part II shows gender-responsive evaluations in action at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Part III shines a spotlight on Finland by showcasing a gender-responsive evaluation of our partner, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, to improve women’s and girls’ rights in Finland’s national development and cooperation policy