The evaluation focused on four dimensions:
- Gender in research: assessing the extent to which gender is systematically integrated into the CRPs’ research process and Theories of Change (priority setting, planning, design, implementation, monitoring and impact assessment and into the management of these processes).
- Gender research. Assessing the targeting, quality and effectiveness of strategic gender research in CRPs. The evaluation also collected evidence of positive results and early outcomes resulting from the CRP’s strategic gender research
- Gender capacity and expertise. Evaluate the CGIAR’s capacity for delivering on the two dimensions listed above. Staff capacity and expertise for gender research in the CRPs were assessed, as well as the institutional framework supporting the implementation of CRP gender strategies.
- Gender at work. assessing mainstreaming of gender in human resource management practices across CGIAR Centers. In particular, looking at gender balance in staffing, gender in competencies and performance appraisal, and promotion of equal opportunity policies (career development, life/work balance policies, etc.)
The Evaluation of Gender in CGIAR Research reviewed the CGIAR Gender strategy and current CRP strategies and progress to date in their implementation. The results of the evaluation aimed to enhance the capability of the CRPs and the System as a whole to make research more gender-sensitive, promote gender equity and enhance research effectiveness through better understanding and targeting of different beneficiary groups. The evaluation provided qualitative and quantitative information on the extent to which CRPs (and system) have integrated gender analysis in their research and are engaged in appropriate gender research and impact analysis in order to achieve the Intermediate Development Goals in the latest Strategy and Results Framework (SRF) for 2016-2030.
A video summarzing the findings and recommendations from the evaluation of Gender in CGIAR research can be found below: