Evaluation of MADRE’s Action Plan for Enhancing Gender Rights in Crisis
Women, peace and security (WPS) is a prioritised area for the Swedish feminist foreign policy and some of its four pillars (participation, prevention, protection and provision of relief and recovery) are often reflected in strategies for development cooperation in conflict contexts at global, regional and bilateral levels. As is the case for the Strategy for Sustainable Peace, 2017-2022, where inclusion of women and youth and their specific human security matters are prominent features. A global WPS portfolio has thus been developed under this strategy, consisting today of support to various actors including MADRE.Sida provides core support for the implementation of MADRE´s Strategic Plan, excluding any work undertaken in the US. Sida is now engaging in an external evaluation relating to MADRE 2018-2021.
The main purpose of this evaluation is to assess the implementation, results and lessons of the Strategic Plan according to the evaluation criteria: relevance, coherence and impact for the time period specified above. It is expected to yield concrete findings in terms of results, recommendations for increasing the impact of MADRE’s work and suggested actions, if any, for both immediate and long-term implementation. As such, it is also intended to inform the development of the next MADRE Strategic Plan which will commence in 2023.