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Women Empowerment interventions
Commissioning Unit: Jordan
Evaluation Plan: 2018-2022
Evaluation Type: Outcome
Completion Date: 05/2022
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Jordan
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation:

Develop an internal road map to increase GEN 3 and GEN 2 programming.

 

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/08] [Last Updated: 2022/06/01]

Accepted - for GEN 3 Projects

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Defining strategic gender equality results framework for core areas of work in line with the country program and gender equality policy. Having strategic GEWE outcomes, outputs and indicators can guide programs and project staff in conceptualizing the GEWE interventions and eventually, help develop more gender-responsive programs that lead to transformative change. Furthermore, this can facilitate reporting that aggregates results of smaller interventions and activities to a more strategic level especially, if it is reflected and incorporated in the CPD.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Management, GE (Gender Equality) specialist Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and programme Team 2022/12 Initiated The CO has ensured that the CPD 2023-2027 RFW contains GEWE outputs and indicators, and this effort will be carried over to all projects. The GE specialist will develop a new gender equality Plan in line with the global UNDP gender equality strategy which will be finalized in July 2022
Ensure that GEN 1 and GEN 2 projects allocate gender specialists, fully or partially, to support advancing their project’s GEWE work. Gender marking of projects should be more flexible and can change during implementation. Accordingly, opportunities may arise to optimize the realization of GEWE goals.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
GE specialist 2027/04 Initiated The office cannot commit gender specialists for GEN1 and GEN2 projects. The Gender Specialist of the Country Office will work closely with such projects to ensure gender mainstreaming. History
Incorporate more GE-related indicators within the CPD and strengthen the monitoring and reporting mechanism to reflect more gender equality and feminist approaches. In the medium and long term, this will facilitate having fully-fledged feminist evaluation approaches that rely on stakeholder inputs and leadership.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
CPD Core Team 2022/05 Completed The CPD core team, in close consultation with programme team and key stakeholders, has drafted GE related indicators within the new CPD.
Develop a more elaborated guiding note to support the Gender Marking process. The note needs to be more elaborate, and clear and should deconstruct the loaded terminologies, such as “adequately intergraded, or “significant” that can be misinterpreted.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
GE Specialist 2027/04 Not Initiated There is already a Gender Marker guidance note which the CO will use as a basis to develop a tool that is more comprehensive and efficient. Trainings on this tool will also be provided This will be incorporated in budgets for the next cycle of the CPD and evaluated as part of the thematic evaluation on gender planned for Q1 of 2026. History
2. Recommendation:

Strengthen GEWE interventions across sectors through

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/08] [Last Updated: 2022/06/01]

Accepted

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Mandating all projects, regardless of their perspective Gender Marking, to undertake a relevant gender analysis, focused, and specific to the project and intervention that is planned. The analysis needs to be grounded in feminist principles that reflect the voices of diverse groups and analyze gender relations, access to resources and power, gender situation, and perceptions of women, men, girls, and boys of the project idea. Findings and recommendations of the gender analysis should inform the project design, implementation approach, solutions, and development of the project’s MEAL plans.
[Added: 2022/06/01] [Last Updated: 2022/06/28]
Management, GE specialist, and project review committees 2027/04 Initiated History
Mandating GEWE considerations in monitoring and reporting plans as well as risk analysis.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Management, GE specialist, M&E Specialist and Project Managers 2027/04 Initiated GE specialist and M&E specialist will continue to ensure that monitoring and reporting plans, and risk analysis include GEWE Considerations
Encouraging projects to focus more on measuring qualitative aspects of gender equality and on reflecting and amplifying diverse groups of women voices in their project management and implementation.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Gender Focal Team, Project Managers 2027/04 Initiated The gender focal team will work closely with project teams to develop inclusive gender action plans which will enable measuring qualitative aspects of gender equality and faciliate participation of diverse groups
Developing clear strategies to account for the diversity of circumstances (intersectional factors), inclusivity of groups, and local knowledge and experience in project implementation and reporting.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Gender Focal Team and ACCLAb 2023/04 Initiated The gender focal team and AccLab will work on developing clear strategies to account for the diversity of circumstances (intersectional factors), inclusivity of groups.
Encouraging longer-term interventions that allow for more transformative change.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Management and Programme Team 2023/01 Initiated The CO is working on modifying its approach to projects and programming towards longer term interventions and capitalizing on complementarities across pillars projects’
Adopt more gender-responsive budgeting that will allow tracking the expenditure on GE interventions more accurately.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Programme Team 2022/05 Completed The CO already has a requirement to allocate 15 percent of project budget to gender related activities
Building on the defined GEWE results framework within core areas, establish a memorandum of understanding with JNCW to collaborate and cooperate on issues of interest and relevance.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
GE specialist with Pillar leads 2023/06 Not Initiated UNDP CO will draft a memorandum of understanding with JNCW in the first Q of CPD to ensure aligned GE goals with national priorities. History
Promoting innovative approaches to engage men and boys in gender equality discussions.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Gender Focal Team and ACCLAb 2023/04 Not Initiated The gender focal team and AccLab will work on developing innovative approach to engage men and boys in gender equality discussions in line with CPD gender equality priorities.
3. Recommendation:

Establish and forge partnership with strategic local partners working on GEWE in Jordan

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/08] [Last Updated: 2022/06/01]

Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Building on the defined GEWE results framework within core areas, establish a memorandum of understanding with JNCW to collaborate and cooperate on issues of interest and relevance.
[Added: 2022/05/08] [Last Updated: 2022/06/01]
GE specialist with department leads 2023/02 Initiated UNDP CO will draft a memorandum of understanding with JNCW in the first Q of CPD to ensure aligned GE goals with national priorities. History
Establish a repository of gender-related studies and documents developed or supported by UNDP for both internal and external use by partners. This includes studies, gender analysis, position papers, etc...
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Team Leaders and Project Managers 2027/04 Not Initiated UNDP CO will work on more gender focused studies and documents by allocating more financial and human resources to development of evidence-based knowledge products during the new CPD period.
Develop a database of women-led partners that UNDP works with and host frequent reflection and consultation sessions on the UNDP GEWE implementation approach.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Gender Focal Team and Deputy Pillar Leads 2023/06 Not Initiated The Gender focal team will develop a women-led partners that UNDP works with and host frequent reflection and consultation sessions in the first year of implementation.
4. Recommendation:

Develop a capacity enhancement plan for the staff at all levels to promote GEWE and deepen their knowledge

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/08] [Last Updated: 2022/06/01]

Accept

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Annually, provide a series of multilevel training for staff on GEWE programming. Training courses should be hands-on and discuss practical guidance for strengthening GEWE programming.
[Added: 2022/05/08] [Last Updated: 2022/06/01]
GE specialist with Human resources and management 2027/04 Initiated In addition to the mandatory gender sessions, the GE specialist will develop series of multilevel training for staff on GEWE programming based on a needs assessment. History
Host quarterly informal knowledge sharing sessions on thematic issues chosen by staff members themselves. Sessions could be held as round table discussions but need to be based on real examples from UNDP projects and experiences.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Gender focal team 2027/04 Initiated The gender focal team will organize informal knowledge sharing sessions on thematic issues chosen by staff.
Strengthen the gender equality focal point role and ensure the reflection of responsibility in their terms of reference and annual goals.
[Added: 2022/06/01] [Last Updated: 2022/06/28]
GE Specialist & Gender focal team 2022/12 Initiated Gender equality goals a mandatory requirement for all PMDs History
5. Recommendation:

Re-positioning UNDP’s role as a catalyst for change in GEWE work through

Management Response: [Added: 2022/05/08]

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Engaging more in national activities relating to GEWE programming concerning UNDP core areas of interest.
[Added: 2022/06/01] [Last Updated: 2022/06/28]
GE & Programme team 2023/03 Initiated GE specialist and senior management will work on an engagement plan for the next CPD to ensure GEWE Programming national activities are implemented. History
Sharing more of UNDP Jordan CO work on GEWE through social media and meetings. This includes a strong presence of experiences in GEWE programming and documents produced by UNDP.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
GE specialist and Communication officer 2023/06 Initiated GE specialist and Communication officer will develop a gender communication strategy to ensure a strong presence of experiences in GEWE programming and documents produced by UNDP.
Capacitating women organizations, especially in remote areas, to negotiate their interests and needs with officials and policymakers while amplifying their voices to shape the local GEWE discourse and actions.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
Programme teams 2027/04 Initiated The ongoing WEE project already engage with those women’s groups. Moreover, new projects and assessments will ensure that remote area located women organizations are supported.
Defining UNDP niche among UN agencies to ensure coordination, cooperation, and collaboration to advocate for GEWE while ensuring complementarity of work as opposed to duplication of it i.e., delivering as one to support Jordan achieve its commitment to SDGs and international commitments.
[Added: 2022/06/01]
CPD Core team 2027/04 Initiated In drafting the new CPD, UNDP Jordan CO defined the UNDP niche in addressing GEWE priorities among UN agencies to ensure coordination, cooperation, and collaboration to advocate for GEWE. During the new CPD duration, UNDP CO Jordan will ensure coordination, cooperation, and collaboration to advocate for GEWE.
Reviewing and updating the UNDP Jordan CO Gender Equality Strategy to define a theory of change and GEWE framework for the core areas of work. The strategy should present a results framework that aggregates the results of interventions to more strategic outcomes. It should as well define potential areas of work for GEN 3 programs
[Added: 2022/05/08] [Last Updated: 2022/09/25]
GE specialist with team leaders. 2023/03 Not Initiated The UNDP Global Gender Equality Strategy was officially launched in September 2022. The Jordan CO will start the review process and working on localizing the strategy for Jordan to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. History

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