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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
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outcome ECA_D_1.1XM-DAC-41146-ECA_D_1.1

Duty bearers implement and finance evidence-based gender-responsive normative frameworks and policies, including in the context of crisis response and recovery.

Outcome details
SDG slignment
SDG Goal
SDG Goal
SDG Goal
Impact areas
Impact areas
Governance and participation in public life
Impact areas
Women, peace and security, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction
Organizational outputs
Organizational outputs
Norms, laws, policies and institutions
Organizational outputs
Financing for gender equality
Organizational outputs
Gender statistics
Policy marker GENDER EQUALITY
Humanitarian scope No
UN system function Advocacy, communications and social mobilization Capacity development and technical assistance Comprehensive and disaggregated data (discontinued) Integrated policy advice and thought leadership
Outcome Description

GRB and normative work

UN Partners
UN Partner
UNDP
UN Partner
UNFPA
UN Partner
UNICEF
Outcome Indicator and Results Plan Period : 2022-2025
OUTCOME ECA_D_1.1

Duty bearers implement and finance evidence-based gender-responsive normative frameworks and policies, including in the context of crisis response and recovery.

ECA_D_1.1A
Number of countries adopting new policies, NAPs or laws on GEWE in line with international frameworks.
2022 Result 8
2021
Baseline
1 1
2022
Milestone
1 1
Result
8 8
2023
Milestone
1 1
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
1 1
Result
- -
2025
Target
1 1
Result
- -
ECA_D_1.1C
Number of local governments in Western Balkan countries that have policies and practices in place to implement gender-responsive budgeting
2022 Result 65
2020
Baseline
16 16
2022
Milestone
15 15
Result
65 65
2023
Milestone
20 20
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
30 30
Result
- -
2025
Target
35 35
Result
- -
SP_D_0.1.6
Number of legal and policy frameworks that promote gender balance in decision making institutions and processes (CO)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNDP
2022 Result False
2021
Baseline
No No
2022
Milestone
No No
Result
False False
2023
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
Yes Yes
Result
- -
2025
Target
Yes Yes
Result
- -
SP_D_0.2.1
SDG Indicator 5.c.1: Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations to gender equality and women’s empowerment (Desk Review)
SDG
sdg
Goal 5
2022 Result -
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.6.1
Percentage of gender-specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicators with available data (Desk Review)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNFPA
sdg
UNICEF
2022 Result -
Baseline
- -
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2023
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
- -
Result
- -
2025
Target
- -
Result
- -
SP_D_0.6.2
Number of national plans and strategies that integrate gender statistics as an objective or strategy (CO, RO, HQ)

Complementary indicators are identified as those in the results framework that are not repeated verbatim in the results framework of another United Nations entity, but are related or provide different but complementary lenses or insights into the same issue, high-level result and/or area of complementary work, such as a Sustainable Development Goal target.

Complementary
sdg
UNICEF
2022 Result 1
2021
Baseline
3 3
2022
Milestone
- -
Result
1 1
2023
Milestone
3 3
Result
- -
2024
Milestone
5 5
Result
- -
2025
Target
6 6
Result
- -
Strategic Note Outcome Progress Note Showing data of : 2022

Duty bearers implement and finance evidence-based gender-responsive normative frameworks and policies, including in the context of crisis response and recovery.

The outcome was not fully achieved, however significant progress has been made in the implementation and financing of gender response normative frameworks and policies. Key legislative enhancements have been made by ECA countries/territories that have further institutionalized and ensured the sustainability of financing and implementation of governmental gender equality legislation and commitments at national and local levels. In the Western Balkans, governments have adopted two new national policies and laws in 2022 that directly regulate gender mainstreaming in the budgetary processes. In North Macedonia, the new Organic Budget Law includes gender budgeting as part of the budget planning process. The Law includes the definition of key terminology, such as the principle of gender equality, gender responsive budgeting, gender responsive budget statement, and gender indicators and an obligation to report on gender responsive indicators and achieved goals and results. In Kosovo, the government adopted a new Concept Document on Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) which represents a critical step in the ongoing process of institutionalization of gender responsive budgeting. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the government initiated a participatory process to develop the next Gender Action Plan for the period beyond 2022, and at the local level, 65 local governments introduced policies and are implementing gender responsive budgeting. UN Women has provided critical technical support to governments in all countries and territories in the process of policy formulation. Four countries (Albania, Armenia, Serbia and Ukraine) from ECA region are among 19% of the countries that have systems in place to track investments in gender equality (according to data on the implementation of SDG 5c1 indicators received from 69 countries). UN Women provided direct technical support to the Governments of Serbia and Albania in achieving this result. North Macedonia and Kosovo significantly improved the gender responsiveness of their legal frameworks related to budget laws and budget preparation and BiH, Belarus, Georgia, Tajikistan and Moldova invested heavily in capacity building of public administration at the national and local level to integrate gender in the budgetary and policy process. In Albania, budgetary allocation for gender equality increased from 1% in 2015 (38.4 million USD) to 9% in 2023 (480.9 million USD), while Bosnia and Herzegovina reported an average of 4.54% of its annual budgetary allocations (of selected state and entity line ministries) in 2022. Governments of Armenia and Georgia strengthened their national capacity to design and collect gender related indicators on emerging issues such as measuring unpaid domestic and care work as a result of conducting the first-time use survey . This critical data will enable the country to fill in specific data gaps and start monitoring the progress towards achieving the target 5.4 of SDG 5. In Kazakhstan, the Government has been supported to design and collect data on VAW, one of the commitments undertaken within the framework of gender equality action coalition on gender-based violence. UN Women ECARO has provided methodological guidance and financial support to the National Statistical Office of these countries throughout the whole cycle of data collection and analysis, including strengthening the catalytic partnership and south-south cooperation across countries in the region. There are still remaining challenges that need to be addressed to advance further progress, including increasing political will towards enacting meaningful legal frameworks that promote gender equality in decision-making institutions and processes. UN Women ECARO advocated to member states to consider various forms of temporary special measures that have proved effective, including gender quotas for elected and appointed positions, and provided technical support to UNCTs on advancing TSMs and gender responsive legal frameworks. UN Women will continue to provide technical support to policy makers and experts in governments in the region to further strengthen their legislation and enhance capacity, knowledge and skills on how to implement the data and evidence-driven gender responsive policies and interventions Based on the progress made to date, the original strategy and theory of change for this outcome remain applicable . If, as expected the strategy is successful, more gender-responsive normative policies and frameworks will be in place including strengthened capacities to produce timely and high quality gender data in addition to institutionalized gender responsive budgeting across the region.
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