Gender Evaluation of Key Programmes

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Evaluation Plan:
2016-2020, Turkey
Evaluation Type:
Outcome
Planned End Date:
07/2019
Completion Date:
07/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Gender Evaluation of Key Programmes
Atlas Project Number: 71721,97574,70163,58394,96620,96325,89656,95627,89648,89747,58649,87569,89928,70808,50675,68825
Evaluation Plan: 2016-2020, Turkey
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 07/2019
Planned End Date: 07/2019
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.6.1 Country-led measures accelerated to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • 2. Output 2.2.3 Capacities, functions and financing of rule of law and national human rights institutions and systems strengthened to expand access to justice and combat discrimination, with a focus on women and other marginalised groups
  • 3. Output 2.4.1 Gender-responsive legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions strengthened, and solutions adopted, to address conservation, sustainable use and equitable benefit sharing of natural resources, in line with international conventions and national legislation
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: Budgets of projects under the Gender Portfolio
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 12,600
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: No
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: TURKEY
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Intensify efforts to contribute to macro-level policymaking by developing models in areas of particular strength, at the intersection of governance, private sector, environment and gender equality, building on strong connections with government counterparts.

2

As a ‘convening power’, having capacity to influence macro-level policies, and a horizontal approach in gender issues, look for ways for mobilizing UN agencies and counterparts to create a ‘gender coalition.’

3

In the next CP, consider integrating gender across all outcomes as a cross-cutting issue with specific targets and indicators, in line with the new UNDP approach, rather than as a separate section.

4

Efforts should be made to develop more gender-focused projects, which is an issue that was high on the political agenda in the past, but now needs a new impetus in the current political context of Turkey.

5

More emphasis should be placed on continuously assessing the progress of interventions against the established targets and objectives, against the Gender Marker that was originally assigned, and more focus should be given at the implementation level, as many gender implications emerge at this stage.

6

Place more emphasis on the collection of sex-disaggregated data through individual interventions, preferably by integrating such objectives at the design stage.

7

Develop questions to be put in regular reports to assess progress through narrative, qualitative accounts

8

In the next CP, more collaboration with civil society actors is needed to revive the connections with women’s movement and NGOs, as well as to empower civil society in the current socio-political context of Turkey.

9

More emphasis should also be placed on private sector projects, as a particular strength of the UNDP, which would increase the visibility of the activities. Direct implementation modalities should be considered in this respect, particularly through smaller projects that would provide faster steps towards perception change.

10

Consider ways to increase outreach to the media, particularly at the local level, so as to address problems of disinformation and misinformation, hate speech and other challenges relating to freedom of expression in Turkey, as well as to increase the visibility of the UNDP.

11

Increase the visibility of UNDP Turkey CO’s commitment to GEWE and the implications of the GES process towards outside partners and stakeholders, including other UN Agencies, to enhance the external capacity of UNDP in GEWE

12

In the next CP, build on non-traditional and innovative areas of success obtained through this programming period, which constitute the particular strength of the UNDP, including:

a. those related to CCE in areas such as forestry, fisheries and chemicals

b. legal aid practices and access to justice

c. inclusive business models for women in industry and women in the private sector

d. gender-sensitive humanitarian response

e. private sector initiatives, including a focus on SMEs

13

Promote crosscutting work on gender at the inter-portfolio/programme level, to highlight the interlinkages between different areas of development work, and to promote grassroots best practices.

14

UNDP’s leading role in the initiative on GES for the private sector and 3RP process should be developed as a model for joint action on gender at the inter-Agency level, and strategic areas of partnership with UN Women should be identified so as to promote inter-Agency collaboration and to project the services provided by each Agency on a joint platform.

15

Regularly update the Gender Equality Academy and ensure the participation of all CO staff, also placing more emphasis on existing UNDP tools and mechanisms, and including modules on programming, implementation, project design, indicator design and best practices.

16

Consider more innovative and experimental formats for trainings, involving interactive workshops and labs, or new and more participatory training approaches such as online gaming, to enhance a dynamic learning environment. 

17

Provide comprehensive gender-focused trainings for counterparts and other stakeholders in all interventions, preferably at the kick-off stage, focusing on practical issues, fieldwork and best practices from other country contexts.

18

Consider establishing Portfolio and project-based GES targets at a more micro level

19

More efforts are needed in developing gender-sensitive communication within the CO, through collaboration between the GEA and the Communications unit.

20

Ensure that gender-focused performance criteria are applied at all levels of staff

21

UNDP, through its strong commitment to the GES process, should take the lead in attaining highest standards in work-life balance policies and promoting a UN system-wide work-life balance policy of highest standards and quality, rather than lowest common denominator solutions.

22

Ensure a homogenous, standard approach all throughout the CO, by disseminating the GES process across all levels of staff, encouraging a bottom-up process, but also focusing on programmatic level.

23

Institutionalize regular and more frequent meetings between the GEA, GFP and project managers at the different stages of all projects.

24

Improve in-house gender expertise and capacity by ensuring a more secure and in-house contract type to the GEA (or Gender Equality Specialist), placing the position as a strategic one within the senior level management, and involving more gender experts and advisors within the CO to share the workload in terms of gender-related coordination and programming.

25

Following the SRR modality, promote the recruitment of ‘Portfolio Gender Associates’, to be placed between the GEA and Portfolio Managers, having experience and knowhow on both gender issues and the specialization areas of the portfolios

26

To promote institutionalization, consider establishing a crosscutting Gender Equality Programme, as a priority outcome in the current CPD on an equal status with the three Portfolios, to be led by a senior Programme Management position, and consisting of the Gender Associates / Experts of all Portfolios and Programmes.

27

Extend the GES process beyond its lifetime by ensuring continuous and consistent commitment of the CO

28

Consider new ways of overcoming the resistance of (particularly government) counterparts, through long-term strategies, approaching them in several ways, developing tailor-made measures, insisting on objectives by using alternative communication strategies, and developing ways to involve them in the process.

1. Recommendation:

Intensify efforts to contribute to macro-level policymaking by developing models in areas of particular strength, at the intersection of governance, private sector, environment and gender equality, building on strong connections with government counterparts.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

CO will take necessary actions in a comprehensive manner and use all these recommendations as critical inputs for the upcoming country programme document (CPD) preparations. 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 Upcoming CPD will be prepared in a comprehensive manner to highlight interlinkages between all programmatic areas and will integrate gender as an embedded crosscutting action.
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All Programme Units 2020/02 Initiated History
Gender seal in private sector will be scaled up within private sector.
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Portfolio, Democratic Governance Portfolio 2024/12 Not Initiated
Gender seal process both in private sector and government will be positioned as a policy tool for GoT and formulation will be initiated in the coming CPD period
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Portfolio, Inclusive and Democratic Governance Portfolio 2022/12 Not Initiated
2. Recommendation:

As a ‘convening power’, having capacity to influence macro-level policies, and a horizontal approach in gender issues, look for ways for mobilizing UN agencies and counterparts to create a ‘gender coalition.’

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

With the UN Reform a better coordination mechanism will be in place among all UN Agencies and UNDP will contribute and support all relevant joint efforts. Reformulation of UNDCS will be used as a leverage.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Participation and contribution to UNDC Gender Result Group
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Inclusive and Democratic Governance 2024/12 Initiated
Leading the coordination for one UN approach for private sector gender mainstreaming efforts among all UN Agencies
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Portfolio, Inclusive and Democratic Governance Portfolio 2022/12 Not Initiated
Business for Goals platform will be mobilized for joint advocacy and policy making efforts
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Private Sector Portfolio 2022/12 Not Initiated
Advisory workshops with government partners and NGO partners will be held annually
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All programme units 2024/12 Not Initiated
3. Recommendation:

In the next CP, consider integrating gender across all outcomes as a cross-cutting issue with specific targets and indicators, in line with the new UNDP approach, rather than as a separate section.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

A more comprehensive and inclusive approach will be adopted and indicators will be selected in line with this approach

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Upcoming CPD will be prepared in a comprehensive manner to highlight interlinkages between all programmatic areas and will integrate gender as an embedded crosscutting action.
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All programme units 2020/02 Initiated History
Gender consultant will be mobilized to support CPD preparations
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR-P, Gender Advisor, Gender Focal Point 2019/12 Initiated History
Gender Seal process for upgrading the certification will be completed
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Gender Equality Seal Focal Team 2019/08 Completed
4. Recommendation:

Efforts should be made to develop more gender-focused projects, which is an issue that was high on the political agenda in the past, but now needs a new impetus in the current political context of Turkey.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

CO is well aware of the recent context and will take necessary measures to ensure better programing and better coordination.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Advisory workshops with government partners and NGO partners will be held annually
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All programme units 2024/12 Not Initiated
Gender mainstreaming efforts of UNDP will be advocated and promoted among NGOs
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All programme units 2024/12 Not Initiated
5. Recommendation:

More emphasis should be placed on continuously assessing the progress of interventions against the established targets and objectives, against the Gender Marker that was originally assigned, and more focus should be given at the implementation level, as many gender implications emerge at this stage.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

CO is in a stronger position with established units and responsible focal points to undertake continuous monitoring and evaluation actions where and when necessary. Indeed regular controls and updates will be made and recorded.   

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continuous evaluation on gender marker status will be ensured
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Gender Advisor, Gender Focal Point and All Programmatic Units 2024/12 Initiated History
Continuous gender screening sessions will be held both for Gender Equality Seal process and as a regular programming exercise
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Gender Advisor, Gender Focal Point and All Programmatic Units 2024/12 Initiated
6. Recommendation:

Place more emphasis on the collection of sex-disaggregated data through individual interventions, preferably by integrating such objectives at the design stage.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

Upcoming CPD preparations will give utmost importance to identify, select and keep updated data for measuring the success and especially impact

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continuous follow up on the progress and regular updates on indicators
[Added: 2019/09/18]
M&E analyst with support of other existing M&E and gender staff 2024/12 Not Initiated
Planning for internal capacity building events
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR-P, M&E Analysts 2024/12 Not Initiated
7. Recommendation:

Develop questions to be put in regular reports to assess progress through narrative, qualitative accounts

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

Regular progress on each initiative is being already assessed with Quality Assurance mechanism. These reports are also evaluated by programme units and approved by M&E expert  

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Regular updates and controls over QA procedures
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All Programme Units and M&E Analyst 2024/12 Initiated
8. Recommendation:

In the next CP, more collaboration with civil society actors is needed to revive the connections with women’s movement and NGOs, as well as to empower civil society in the current socio-political context of Turkey.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18] [Last Updated: 2019/09/18]

CO builds on its outreach and advocacy strategies on established relations and try to leverage its resources to improve impact. All GES processes provided important benefits and tools and next CPD period will benefit from this experience.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Gender mainstreaming efforts of UNDP will be advocated and promoted among NGOs
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All programme units 2024/12 Not Initiated
9. Recommendation:

More emphasis should also be placed on private sector projects, as a particular strength of the UNDP, which would increase the visibility of the activities. Direct implementation modalities should be considered in this respect, particularly through smaller projects that would provide faster steps towards perception change.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

CO is in a good place to replicate and scale up private sector experience and already plans for sustainability measures. More integrated approach will help to leverage synergies and improve impact on this area.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Leading the coordination for one UN approach for private sector gender mainstreaming efforts among all UN Agencies
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Portfolio, Inclusive and Democratic Governance Portfolio 2022/12 Not Initiated
Business for Goals platform will be mobilized for joint advocacy and policy making efforts
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Private Sector and Partnerships 2023/12 Not Initiated
Gender Equality Seal in Private Sector will be scaled up
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Inclusive and Sustainable Growth 2022/12 Not Initiated
10. Recommendation:

Consider ways to increase outreach to the media, particularly at the local level, so as to address problems of disinformation and misinformation, hate speech and other challenges relating to freedom of expression in Turkey, as well as to increase the visibility of the UNDP.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

We do not agree with this recommendation since issues related to disinformation, misinformation and hate speech are broader issues on human rights rather than gender equality per se and that requires concerted efforts of all UN agencies rather than the sole mobilization of UNDP.

Key Actions:

11. Recommendation:

Increase the visibility of UNDP Turkey CO’s commitment to GEWE and the implications of the GES process towards outside partners and stakeholders, including other UN Agencies, to enhance the external capacity of UNDP in GEWE

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

CO will be enriching communication efforts to reflect GES process as an advocacy tool both benefiting from CPD preparations as well as updating communication strategy

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Leading the coordination for one UN approach for private sector gender mainstreaming efforts among all UN Agencies
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Portfolio, Inclusive and Democratic Governance Portfolio 2022/12 Not Initiated
Business for Goals platform will be mobilized for joint advocacy and policy making efforts
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Private sector and Partnerships 2023/12 Not Initiated
Communication strategy will be updated with a stronger lens on gender empowerment
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Communications team 2024/12 Initiated
12. Recommendation:

In the next CP, build on non-traditional and innovative areas of success obtained through this programming period, which constitute the particular strength of the UNDP, including:

a. those related to CCE in areas such as forestry, fisheries and chemicals

b. legal aid practices and access to justice

c. inclusive business models for women in industry and women in the private sector

d. gender-sensitive humanitarian response

e. private sector initiatives, including a focus on SMEs

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18] [Last Updated: 2019/09/18]

UNDP will identify niche and innovative areas to engage with gender equality agenda for the upcoming CPD period

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
A gender analysis is being conducted on possible project ideas on above-mentioned topics and UNDP CO will hold a workshop on the basis of the findings of this gender analysis
[Added: 2019/09/18]
M&E Analyst and ARR/P 2019/11 Initiated
A gender analysis is being conducted on possible project ideas on above-mentioned topics and UNDP CO will hold a workshop on the basis of the findings of this gender analysis
[Added: 2019/09/18] [Last Updated: 2019/11/15]
M&E Analyst and ARR/P 2019/11 Canceled
13. Recommendation:

Promote crosscutting work on gender at the inter-portfolio/programme level, to highlight the interlinkages between different areas of development work, and to promote grassroots best practices.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

GES process led to best practice examples and CO targets to increase this number. CO already has an enabling environment for interlinkages and will target to increase best practices via better coordination and collaboration

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Upcoming CPD will be prepared in a comprehensive manner to highlight interlinkages between all programmatic areas and will integrate gender as an embedded crosscutting action. Internal workshops/focus group meetings will be held ahead of the CPD preparations
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All Programmatic Units 2020/01 Not Initiated
Knowledge and experience will be shared among different portfolios on gender related work and results achieved on GEWE as a regular part of programme meetings and planning
[Added: 2019/09/18]
GES focal team and all programmatic units 2019/12 Initiated
14. Recommendation:

UNDP’s leading role in the initiative on GES for the private sector and 3RP process should be developed as a model for joint action on gender at the inter-Agency level, and strategic areas of partnership with UN Women should be identified so as to promote inter-Agency collaboration and to project the services provided by each Agency on a joint platform.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

UNDP already started an interagency collaboration task force on private sector actions. In addition, GES in private sector pilot results are being shared by UN partners. 3RP coordination is also managed by Syria Response Team and responsible gender advisor

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continuous collaboration with UN agencies on private sector actions with concrete action plan
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Gender Advisor, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Portfolio 2021/01 Initiated
Continuous feedback for 3RP by UNDP
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Syria Response Programme Team and Gender expert 2024/12 Initiated
15. Recommendation:

Regularly update the Gender Equality Academy and ensure the participation of all CO staff, also placing more emphasis on existing UNDP tools and mechanisms, and including modules on programming, implementation, project design, indicator design and best practices.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

This will be ensured as a critical success factor for GES process as well as HR action

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Regularly review training needs and update and reorganize Gender Academy as necessary
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR-P, HR Unit, Gender Advisor, Gender Focal Point 2024/12 Initiated
Regularly review training needs and update and reorganize Gender Academy as necessary
[Added: 2019/09/18] [Last Updated: 2019/11/15]
ARR-P, HR Unit, Gender Advisor, Gender Focal Point 2024/12 Canceled
16. Recommendation:

Consider more innovative and experimental formats for trainings, involving interactive workshops and labs, or new and more participatory training approaches such as online gaming, to enhance a dynamic learning environment. 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

More participatory and innovative approaches have already been utilized by the Gender Equality Academy but this needs to become a standard at UNDP CO

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
More participatory and novel approaches to trainings on GEWE will be adopted to avoid training fatigue and awaken interest among UNDP CO staff.
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Learning Committee, Gender Equality Academy and HR 2024/12 Initiated
17. Recommendation:

Provide comprehensive gender-focused trainings for counterparts and other stakeholders in all interventions, preferably at the kick-off stage, focusing on practical issues, fieldwork and best practices from other country contexts.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

This action has already become an integral element of Project Initiation Stage of the new SOP adopted by UNDP CO

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Brief counterparts on UNDP procedures in line with the requirements of the Project including gender mainstreaming aspects
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All programatic units 2024/12 Initiated
18. Recommendation:

Consider establishing Portfolio and project-based GES targets at a more micro level

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

This will be taken into account during the preparations for new CPD. Each portfolio already responds corporate reporting procedures like IRRF, ROAR, strategic note and annual reporting as well as QA mechanisms and all have gender focus and follow up measures

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Create portfolio level activity plan to better implement the Gender Equality Strategy of UNDP
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All programme units 2024/12 Not Initiated
Create portfolio level activity plan to better implement the Gender Equality Strategy of UNDP
[Added: 2019/09/18] [Last Updated: 2019/11/15]
All programme units 2024/12 Canceled
19. Recommendation:

More efforts are needed in developing gender-sensitive communication within the CO, through collaboration between the GEA and the Communications unit.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

Throughout the GES process all relevant tools are updated and reprinted and continuous follow up will be done through HR and communication plans.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Communication strategy will be updated along with CPD
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR-P and communications unit 2020/01 Not Initiated
En-Gendering Communications booklet will be updated and reprinted
[Added: 2019/09/18]
GES Team and Communications Team 2019/10 Overdue-Initiated
20. Recommendation:

Ensure that gender-focused performance criteria are applied at all levels of staff

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

Already embedded in performance evaluations since 2017, follow up will be ensured

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Performance evaluations are integrating gender results
[Added: 2019/09/18]
All Programme units and HR Unit 2024/12 Initiated
21. Recommendation:

UNDP, through its strong commitment to the GES process, should take the lead in attaining highest standards in work-life balance policies and promoting a UN system-wide work-life balance policy of highest standards and quality, rather than lowest common denominator solutions.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

People 2030 strategy already responds this recommendation from the corporate perspective and necessary actions are being formulated in CO as well

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
People 2030 working group is active and will develop actionable strategies
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Senior Management and Working Group 2020/06 Initiated
People 2030 working group is active and will develop actionable strategies
[Added: 2019/09/18] [Last Updated: 2019/11/15]
Senior Management and Working Group 2020/06 Canceled
22. Recommendation:

Ensure a homogenous, standard approach all throughout the CO, by disseminating the GES process across all levels of staff, encouraging a bottom-up process, but also focusing on programmatic level.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

GES as well as People 2030 actions are targeting to achieve this recommendation

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
People 2030 working group is active and will develop actionable strategies in collaboration with the gender team
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Senior Management and Working Group 2020/06 Initiated
23. Recommendation:

Institutionalize regular and more frequent meetings between the GEA, GFP and project managers at the different stages of all projects.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

Gender screening exercise could be used as a tool as well as joint programme meetings which are being held regularly

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Regular programme meetings at the Design Stage and before or after Project Board meetings held annually.
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Gender Focal Point, all programme units 2024/12 Initiated
Gender Screening within GES
[Added: 2019/09/18]
GEFT, Gender Advisor 2024/12 Initiated
24. Recommendation:

Improve in-house gender expertise and capacity by ensuring a more secure and in-house contract type to the GEA (or Gender Equality Specialist), placing the position as a strategic one within the senior level management, and involving more gender experts and advisors within the CO to share the workload in terms of gender-related coordination and programming.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

CO will be mobilizing a fixed term gender equality specialist to join programme team as well as continuing engagement of experienced senior consultants and advisors

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Programme team strengthened with Gender Expert
[Added: 2019/09/18]
Senior Management and HR and Finance Units 2020/06 Not Initiated
Programme team strengthened with Gender Expert
[Added: 2019/09/18] [Last Updated: 2019/11/15]
Senior Management and HR and Finance Units 2020/06 Canceled
25. Recommendation:

Following the SRR modality, promote the recruitment of ‘Portfolio Gender Associates’, to be placed between the GEA and Portfolio Managers, having experience and knowhow on both gender issues and the specialization areas of the portfolios

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

This recommendation will be depending on the resource allocation of the relevant portfolio and can be decided along with relevant implementing partners

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Internal assessments for operationalization of a stronger expert presence for gender expert positions
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR-P, HR, All Programme Units 2019/11 Not Initiated
Internal assessments for operationalization of a stronger expert presence for gender expert positions
[Added: 2019/09/18] [Last Updated: 2019/11/15]
ARR-P, HR, All Programme Units 2019/11 Canceled
26. Recommendation:

To promote institutionalization, consider establishing a crosscutting Gender Equality Programme, as a priority outcome in the current CPD on an equal status with the three Portfolios, to be led by a senior Programme Management position, and consisting of the Gender Associates / Experts of all Portfolios and Programmes.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

This recommendation conflicts with the previous recommendation on embedding gender into CPD in an integrator function. This needs to be evaluated by the senior management in the run up to the adoption of new CPD

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Internal assessments for operationalization of a stronger expert presence for gender expert positions and undertaking more gender mainstreaming within portfolios
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR-P, HR, All Programme Units 2019/12 Not Initiated
27. Recommendation:

Extend the GES process beyond its lifetime by ensuring continuous and consistent commitment of the CO

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18] [Last Updated: 2019/09/18]

GES in principles changes the way of working and brings a constant change. This experience will be reflected to new stakeholders as well as old implementing partners throughout the implementation 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Follow up the results of GES
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR-P, Gender Advisor, Gender Focal Point, 2019/12 Initiated
Advocate GES in public and private sector
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR-P, Gender Advisor, Gender Focal Point, 2024/12 Not Initiated
Ensure GEFT is in place and active
[Added: 2019/09/18]
GEFT members ARR-P, Gender Advisor, Gender Focal Point, 2024/12 Not Initiated
Annually monitor the implementation of the CO Gender Equality Strategy with regard to the activity plan
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR-P, Gender Advisor, Gender Focal Point 2024/12 Not Initiated
28. Recommendation:

Consider new ways of overcoming the resistance of (particularly government) counterparts, through long-term strategies, approaching them in several ways, developing tailor-made measures, insisting on objectives by using alternative communication strategies, and developing ways to involve them in the process.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/09/18]

UNDP CO has good working relationships with Government counterparts. Both this strategic positioning as well as advisory workshops planned ahead of our new CPD will provide important entry points to achieve buy-in from the government and other counterparts (including private sector) on the issue of gender equality.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Gender equality frame fo UN and UNDP as well as Gender mainstreaming efforts of UNDP Turkey CO will be advocated and promoted among government partners
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR/P and Senior Management 2024/12 Not Initiated
Advisory workshops with government partners
[Added: 2019/09/18]
ARR/P and Senior Management 2024/12 Not Initiated

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