Mid-term Evaluation of Strengthening Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Nepal (SIWPSAN)

Client

UN Women

Project Period

February 2015 to March 2015

Project Area

Doti, Bajhang, Kailali

Practice Area

Peace-building, Governance

Service Area

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Cross Cutting Issues

GESI

In order to strengthen the ongoing efforts, for the implementation of NAP on UNSCRs 1325 and 1820, UN Women Nepal is executing the project “Strengthening Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Nepal (SIWPSAN)”. It is a four-year initiative of UN Women with the financial support from Government of Finland. The project has been implemented in three districts of Far Western Development Region (Bajhang, Doti and Kailali) covering five Village Development Committees (VDCs) in each district. The project implementation partners are Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW), three local level NGOs, and a national level technical institution. The project commenced in July 2012 and completed in May 2016.

Key activities

Broadly, the project aimed to achieve the following three outcomes:
i. Enhance the capability of Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW) and District Coordination Committees (DCCs) to implement and monitor the NAP on UNSCRs 1325 and 1820 at the national and local level;
ii. Economically and socially empower Conflict affected women and girls and ex-combatants; and
iii. Strong leadership and participation of women in key decision-making structures.

Services provided by SW Nepal

SW Nepal was assigned to undertake mid-term evaluation (MTE) of the SIWPSAN project to contribute to assessing the progress or achievements of the project towards meeting its objective, with special emphasis on the sustainability of environmental, social, political and economic benefits of conflict affected women and girls, ex-combatants, survivors of Violence Against Women (VAW) and other vulnerable women and to guide future planning and implementation of the programme in the remaining period. The mid-term evaluation assessed relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact of the project using mixed research methodology (qualitative and quantitative). As part of the evaluation, the MTE team undertook key-informant interviews (KIIs) with district level project stakeholders such as DCC members, local project partners, inter-party women alliance and UN Women project staffs. Similarly, 164 respondents were surveyed as part of the beneficiaries’ survey. Central level KIIs and consultative meetings with GoN ministries such as MoWCSW, MoPR, MoFALD and other project stakeholders such as the Government of Finland, implementing partners, I/NGOs was also be carried out as part of the evaluation process. Following the presentation on preliminary findings and consultative workshops with project reference group, a final MTE report was submitted by the end of April.