Development cooperation , 10.10.2018

Evaluation on improvement of women’s and girls' rights in Finland's development co-operation


Improvement of women’s and girls' rights has been a priority in Finland's development co-operation for a long time. The purpose of this evaluation is to generate learning that will help Finland to further improve its gender policies and programming. The purpose is to generate learning in the form of good practice examples and lessons learnt rather than give generalizations on the effectiveness and impact of Finnish development cooperation. The evaluability study preceding the actual evaluation revealed that there is a gap between strong political commitment and actual implementation. There are insufficient monitoring data as well as evaluation reports available on this theme for the needs of overall impact evaluation. The main evaluation question is to “assess the value, merit and shortcoming of Finland’s practices, programmes and policies in promoting women and girls’ rights through multilateral, multi-bilateral, bilateral and civil society cooperation between 2012 and 2017”. Employing mainly an adapted Outcome Harvesting approach, the evaluation scope comprised missions to Nepal, Kenya, Somalia, and the UN (UN Women and (UNFPA). The total evaluation budget is 441 500 Euros.

Funding decision  10.10.2018

20 764 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Sectors not specified 100%

Special target group

  • girls

Funding channel

Particip GmbH



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