Management Response

: Cote d'Ivoire
: 2016 - 2016 , Cote d'Ivoire (CO)
: UN Women CIV Portfolio Evaluations 2014-2016
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: Cote d'Ivoire
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UN Women Côte d'Ivoire overall welcomes the findings, conclusions and recommendations highlighted by the country portfolio which with five evaluation criteria (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustenability , gender and humain right) examined the office's contributions of country development results. , the exercise placed a strong emphasis on learning both among the UN Women staff and the implementing agencies throughout the process with wide participation of stakeholders at different stages, which led to a list of forward-looking recommendations. Some major recommendations have been already taken into account or being implemented in the currently strategic note 2017-2020, relevant programming for the future. As a learning organization, UN Women Côte d'Ivoire is committed to utilize the accepted findings, conclusions and recommendations in its future actions, so long as they remain relevant to the country context.

: Approved
Recommendation: UN Women CIV should strengthen advocacy with national institutions to harmonize national gender laws with those of international standards to enable Côte d'Ivoire to have binding measures and to mainstream gender in programs
Management Response: The key actions will be Implemented In the on-going project and other initiatives.
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Partnership, Normative Support
UNEG Criteria: Relevance
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Ensure implementation of gender scord (2015) and gender audit ( 3 ministries education,trade en family audited) recommendations. UN Women Côte d'Ivoire 2017/11 Overdue-Initiated
Construct a theory of change for its coordinating mandate that would be built on the challenges to be addressed UN Women CIV 2018/12 Overdue-Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women VIC needs to put in place a monitoring mechanism to ensure that UN agencies projects and programs integrate gender from conception, implementation and evaluation.
Management Response: Recommendations are accepted
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Knowledge management, Capacity development, Evidence, Data and statistics
Organizational Priorities: UN Coordination
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Develops monitoring tools and mechanism to ensure UN programs mainstream gender since planification, implementation and Evaluation. UN Women CIV 2017/11 Overdue-Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women CIV must build theories of change for each theme that take into account the specificity of Côte d'Ivoire (Critical Risks / Assumptions) so that they are rigorously followed and the expected results are achieved.
Management Response: Recommendations are accepted
Description:
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Governance and planning (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Culture of results/RBM
UNEG Criteria: Effectiveness, Efficiency
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Reevaluate the theory of change of the current Strategic Note during its review to ensure that it is sound and that it takes into account all specifities of Côte d'Ivoire UN WOMEN CIV 2018/09 Overdue-Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women needs to strengthen the financial management mechanism of projects to ensure their performance (effectiveness and efficiency), if not it must take corrective action.
Management Response: Recommendations are accepted
Description: Recommendations are accepted
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Oversight/governance
Organizational Priorities: Operational activities
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Among other things measures to strengthen the financial monitoring mechanism are to strengthen the human resources by an operation Manager and continue the capacity building of the staff on the operational processes of the organization. For 3 years the office has shown the need to have a manager of operations (deputy representative) to improve its financial services and support programme unit. UNWOMEN 2018/12 Overdue-Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women CIV needs to support analysis and assessment of national capacities on gender issues and support the operationalization of legislation in favor of gender equality and women's empowerment.
Management Response: Recommendation accepted
Description: Capacity Building and parity law
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Capacity development, National ownership
Organizational Priorities: Partnership, Normative Support
UNEG Criteria: Efficiency, Sustainability
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Reinforce the national capacity in gender mainstreaming UN Women CIV 2018/12 Ongoing
Make gender audit for another 2 ministries and initiate implementation of recommendations UNWOMEN CIV 2018/12 Overdue-Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women CIV needs to establish partnerships with decentralized state structures, CSO networks and media including mobile phone companies to reach more women and vulnerable people in its projects.
Management Response: Recommendations accepted
Description: Increase partenariaships
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Not applicable
Operating Principles: Capacity development, National ownership
Organizational Priorities: Normative Support, Partnership
UNEG Criteria: Sustainability, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Continue to involve local actors in the implementation areas as much as possible in the targeting mechanisms of the beneficiaries. UN Women 2018/12 Ongoing