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The UN Women Evaluation Policy came into effect in January 2013 and a new Strategic Plan (2014-2017) was endorsed in September 2013. A landmark System-Wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP) on gender equality and women's empowerment was also adopted that requires annual reporting against a performance indicator on gender-responsive evaluation. Given the decentralized nature of the organization, the majority of the evaluations supported by UN Women are managed at a decentralized level. On average, in Asia...
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Given the decentralized nature of the organization, the majority of the evaluations supported by UN Women are managed at a decentralized level. To address the organizational demands for good quality and credible evaluations particularly at decentralized level, in 2013, the UN Women’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) introduced the Global Evaluation Reports Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS). GERAAS is an approach to rating evaluation reports using UN Women, UN Evaluation Group...
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In addition to the quality assessment of individual reports, the GERAAS system requires a Meta-Analysis of evaluations to capture the key insights from evaluation reports rated ‘satisfactory’ or above according to UN Women standards. This ensures that the body of evidence produced by corporate and decentralized evaluations are synthetized and used to inform corporate-level and decentralized policies and strategies. Whereas the Meta-Evaluation provides a rating of the quality of...