Gender responsiveness diagnostic report of national monitoring and evaluation systems in Uganda
Gender Responsiveness of NES
Although progress has been made by governments to drive change by fostering gender equality and the rights of women, the extent of gender responsiveness of national monitoring and evaluation systems is still a subject of investigation. It is against this background that the study seeks to:
(i) Review Uganda’s National Evaluation system;
(ii) Use the AGDEN diagnostic tool to review a) broad National M&E policy, b) Institutional Arrangements and Capacities, and c) Processes and Procedures ;
(iii) Identified potential barriers and enablers to having a well-functioning gender responsive M&E system;
(iv) Identifying and developing concrete strategies (or recommendations) for strengthening Uganda country’s system.
The study used mixed methods mainly involving four steps.
- Step 1 involved review of status reports, policies and strategies related to Uganda national monitoring and evaluation system.
- Step 2 was the stakeholders’ consultations that were guided by AGDEN diagnostic tools. The respondents were mostly representatives from Prime Minister’s Office, line ministries; gender related government offices, CSOs / Champions as well as donor community.
- Step 3 was the processing and analysis of collected data using content analysis; while step 4 was the drafting of the report which was done in close support from AGDEN focal supervisor.