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									Regional Gender Community
    of Practice Meeting

   Yerevan, 17-18 October, 2007


     Erika Kvapilova, Programme Specialist,
          UNIFEM CEE Office Bratislava
Outline of the presentation
• Changing environment
  – New aid modalities
  – UN reform

• UNIFEMs Strategic Plan 2008-2011
  – Overall framework
  – Results framework
  – Complementarities with UNDP, UNFPA
    and UNICEF
  – Management framework/ managing for
    results
  – Monitoring and evaluation
Dynamics of the environment

• the changes in the development
  assistance worldwide and in the
  CEE/CIS region in particular (new EU
  financial instruments, new donors…)

• UN reform, including discussions
  about a new UN “gender entity”
New Aid Modalities
• Paris Declaration (2005) summarizes
  the principles and indicators on new
  aid effectiveness agreed by the
  OECD-DAC donors and developing
  countries
  – Ownership
  – Alignment
  – Harmonization
  – Results
  – Mutual accountability
• Paris Declaration does not include
  explicitly any measures to promote
  gender equality or human rights
  standards
• UNIFEM Discussion Paper (2006)
  Promoting Gender Equality in New
  Aid Modalities and Partnerships –
  concerns about the PD key pillars,
  but also identified some
  opportunities
• http://www.unifem.org/attachments/products/PromotingGen
  derEqualityInNewAidModalities_eng.pdf
 EC/UN Partnership on Gender
 Equality for Development and Peace
 (UNIFEM, EC, ILO/ITC)
Aimed at:
 obtaining knowledge on how
 coordination mechanisms at national
 level are aiding/ hindering gender
 equality; challenges/ opportunities
 for promoting GE in the aid
 effectiveness agenda; capacity
 building needs; strategic entry points
- support national consultations/
  mapping on gender and aid
  effectiveness in 12 pilot countries
  (CEE/CIS: Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan)
- resource materials, including a
  website and an on-line help desk on
  gender and aid effectiveness
- expand capacity of gender advocates
  to advocate for gender in the 2008
  Ghana High-level Forum on Aid
  Effectiveness
 A UN reform process/ a new
 gender entity?
• Recommendation of the High Level
  Panel report on a System-wide
  coherence “Delivering as One” (2006)
  to establish one UN entity focused on
  gender equality and women
  empowerment
• Intergovernmental debate: support
  from some countries (Scandinavian),
  ambiguity from others (G-77), initial
  resistance from India, USA, Russia…
• During the discussion members states can
  take steps to strengthen existing work,
  including by supporting the UNIFEM
  Strategic Plan 2008-2011

• A Concept Note on supporting a new
  “hybrid” gender entity submitted to the
  President of the GA in August 2007 by the
  Secretariat (prepared in consultation with
  DSG’s Interagency Task Force) as a follow
  up of HLP report recommendations

http://www.un.org/ga/president/61/letters/SD
  OC1599.pdf
• Within the UN steps are being taken
  to address a request for a stronger
  architecture (seeking agreement on
  performance indicators on GE for
  UNCTs; many UN agencies striving to
  achieve greater coherence between
  the normative and operational
  functions; UN TF in Support to EVAW
  – an interagency effort administered
  by UNIFEM)
   UNIFEM
Strategic Plan
   2008-11
The Executive Board of UNDP/ UNFPA
     on its Second Regular Session
 (September 10-14, 2007) endorsed the
 strategic priorities and results set out
    in the UNIFEM Strategic Plan for
      2008-2011 and authorized its
             implementation
Framework for UNIFEM SP 08-11
• national ownership and country
  programming (sustainability)
• capacity building for a country to
  strengthen implementation of
  CEDAW
• cooperation and coordination among
  UN agencies (gender equality and
  women’s empowerment is
  responsibility of each UN agency, but
  needs a driver)
Development Results Framework
                       Goal/ impact:
       National commitments to achieve gender equality
                 and women’s empowerment
            implemented in stable and fragile states

 Outcomes 1- 4:              Outcomes 5-7:               Outcome 8:
 Legal/ policy frameworks    institutional frameworks    Replicable
                             (policy and service         models
                             institutions, media)

 Engendering national        Strengthening capacity of   Supporting
 development strategies;     institutions and gender     community
 laws and policies; formal   equality advocates/         based
 and informal justice        organizations/ networks,    initiatives
 systems; budgets and        including those
 budget procedures;          representing the most
                             vulnerable groups of
                             women (HIV/AIDS,
                             migrant women…)
Complementarities with UNDP, UNFPA
and UNICEF

• Supporting NAPs on gender equality
• Mainstreaming gender into National
  Development Strategies (including
  support to generate and use sex
  segregated data)

• Coordinated support for protection
  from violence, poverty, HIV/AIDS and
  environmental degradation
• Gender responsive approach to
  governance

• Joint initiatives I support of maternal
  and child health

• Multidimensional approach to
  enhancing and improving girls’
  education
UNIFEM’s management for results
in a UN reform process

• Strengthened partnership with UN
  organizations
• UNIFEM as a key driver in
  strengthening coordination among
  UN agencies in support of gender
  equality
• UNIFEM’s coordination support
  results in increased commitment and
  resources for gender equality and
  women’s empowerment
• Joint programming enhances impact
  on gender equality support

• UNCTs use tools and knowledge
  generated by UNIFEM (and others) to
  enhance support for gender equality
  and women’s empowerment
Monitoring and evaluation
Monitoring and reporting
- to align with UNFPA and UNDP
- maintain reporting to CC and other
  bodies

Evaluation
- align with the UN Evaluation Group
- strengthen impact evaluation
- offer support to countries and UN on
  gender responsive, rights based
  evaluation

								
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