Final Project Evaluation for the Project Women in Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovima

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
06/2021
Completion Date:
06/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
No
Evaluation Budget(US $):
15,000

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Title Final Project Evaluation for the Project Women in Elections in Bosnia and Herzegovima
Atlas Project Number: 00105416
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2021
Planned End Date: 06/2021
Management Response: Yes
UNDP Signature Solution:
  • 1. Governance
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.2.1 Capacities at national and sub-national levels strengthened to promote inclusive local economic development and deliver basic services including HIV and related services
SDG Goal
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
SDG Target
  • 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
  • 5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life
Evaluation Budget(US $): 15,000
Source of Funding: donor's funds
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 11,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
Charlemagne Gomez Evaluation Expert charlemagnegomez@hotmail.com
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees Bosnia and Herzegovina; Gender Agency Bosnia and Herzegovina; Central Election Commission Bosnia and Herzegovina; Civil society organizations.
Countries: BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Granting of an extension to ensure continuity into the next electoral cycle and to build on the structures and partnerships established up in the first phase, particularly including WF4D. It is essential to ensure the continuation of the current project while an assessment is conducted, and a new Project Document written and approved. It is important that momentum is not lost over the next year to ensure a smooth transition to a new project with UNDP at the helm and to ensure support to the upcoming electoral process and to build upon the successes and key structures already established under the Project Wumen in Elections.

2

Undertaking of key lessons learned exercises to feed into a new project.

3

Further support to female candidates by ensuring gender sensitive reporting and tracking of hate speech.

4

Consideration for a new project should revolve around the electoral cycle including training for aspiring and current MPs

5

Consideration should be given to expand the outreach to key beneficiaries such as civil society, ethnic leaders, religious leaders and a more effective campaign with regards to media.

6

Consideration should be given to further promotion of the key products developed under the Project, utilization thereof to develop a curriculum for potential female candidates (brochure on strategic approach to women candidate’s success in election campaigns)

7

IT literacy Education

8

Mapping of support to women’s leadership and empowerment of all other stakeholders both national and international

9

Conduct an analysis why women´s election was significantly high in LGs while in others it decreased substantially

10

Increased Support to the Committee on Gender Equality Parliamentary Assembly.

11

Promotion and replication of gender action plans as well as development of M & E frameworks to ensure implementation of GAPs.

12

Agreement on increased governance mechanisms to ensure a “healthy and bidirectional flow of information between UNDP and UN Women”.

13

Enhance the reports by use of most significant change stories, more reference to indicators and use of gender sensitive indicators for both outputs.

14

Considerations using data in a more user-friendly format, use of info graphs to reflect where activities have taken place, persons reached etc.

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