Guidance on Evaluating Institutional Gender Mainstreaming

UNEG_InstitutionalGenderMainstreaming_Aug2018.pdf (5014 KB / English)


This is is a practical guide designed for UNEG members, policy and programme evaluators and others who advocate for a common approach to assessing progress of institutional gender mainstreaming (GM) in the United Nations system. 

This guide responds to recommendations from the UN Women (2015a) “Review of Corporate Gender Equality Evaluations in the United Nations System” 3, which was drafted in consultation with UNEG, EvalPartners, and EvalGender, and the revised Evaluation Performance Indicator for the United Nations System-wide Action Plan4 (UN-SWAP), which identifies a gender equality evaluation as necessary for “exceeding requirements.”  The aim of the guidance is to encourage UN entities to conduct more evaluations of their respective institution’s GM approach to improve results, and to enhance coherence of information across the UN system on progress made towards  gender equality and empowerment of women (GEWE).

Document Details


  • UNEG Human Rights and Gender Equality Working Group


  • UNEG Guidance Documents


  • Aug 2018


  • 4630


  • Gender Equality Guidance Human Rights