Report of the mission to Morocco and Botswana: Training Workshops on Monitoring and Evaluation, May - June 2002
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Thiaga, Hannah;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Mainstreaming gender in all government policies, plans and programmes through the formulation and implementation of sound national gender policy frameworks is considered the most effective strategy or achieving the objectives of the Platforms for Action. And yet the Sixth African Regional Conference (November 1999) to review progress achieved in the implementation of the Platforms found that only 18 countries reported to have formulated or to be in me process of formulating national gender policy frameworks that would guide national development. Besides, out of those that had national gender policies, hardly any of them had put in place the necessary institutional mechanisms to monitor and coordinate implementation or the resources to ensure the requisite skills either for gender mainstreaming or monitoring and evaluation. The sixth Regional Conference therefore adopted the African Plan of Action that underlined the imperative of ensuring that every country establishes a mechanism to monitor and evaluate continuously the implementation process of the Platforms for Action particularly the mainstreaming of national gender policies into policies, plans and programmes.