||Recommendation 1: UN Women should ensure the following in its future programming:
a) Developing an exit strategy, irrespective of whether the programme is going for a next phase, a scale-up or a closure; and executing it as part of the programme before the end of the programme and/or its current phase.
b) Having a well-defined monitoring system in place right from the beginning of the programme. Thoughtful planning, beyond baseline/end line or training satisfaction surveys should be put into developing the systems. This should include: data collection schedule; mechanisms and tools during the programme; and, data collection to capture outcome results in addition to output indicators.
c) Allowing sufficient time for “front-end planning” especially when partnering with organizations with different organizational culture and/or from entirely different sectors. This is a lesson for TCCC at country level also.
d) Ensuring that there is an opportunity for cross-country exchange of information and learning in Global Programmes, specifically when it is on women’s economic empowerment. These could be virtual meetings once or twice a year (if budget is a constraint).