Monotoring and evaluation programme of the African plan of action to accelerate the implementation of the Dakar and Beijing platforms for action 2000-2004 : a practical monitoring and evaluation tool at the national level
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Centre for Gender and Development;
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The 6th African Regional Conference on women was held in November 1999, at the UNECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The primary objective of this Conference was to undertake a mid-decade review and assessment of the level of implementation of the Regional and Global Platforms for Action. The review was conducted, in the form of national progress reports prepared by forty-eight member states, together with evaluation reports from the regional organisations (OAU, ECA and ADB), and most United Nations agencies. The major outcome of the exercise was the identification of the problems encountered by member States in the implementation of the Platforms for Action (PFA), and proposals on the way forward, for the subsequent five years. This outcome constitutes the content of the African Plan of Action. The African Plan of Action (APA) is therefore a synthesis of strategies and mechanisms aimed at addressing and resolving issues identified as posing serious constraints to the implementation of the Dakar and Beijing PFA. Its ultimate goal is to accelerate the implementation of the Platforms for Action in the next five years, after which time the mandatory evaluation of the accomplishments of the decade since the Beijing Conference will be undertaken.