In 2017, UN Women completed the final evaluation for the five-year programme ‘Strengthening women’s capacity in disaster risk reduction to cope with climate change’ and shared the evaluation findings with government implementing partners (Vietnam Women's Union and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development). The evaluation assessed the effectiveness and efficiency of progress towards project objectives, and the impact and sustainability of the intervention, and more importantly, it identified lessons learned, good practices and recommendations for future programming. The evaluation results highlighted that UN Women is a trusted facilitator on gender mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) between parties including the Government of Viet Nam, the Vietnam Women’s Union, civil society coalitions, donors, the private sector and the overall United Nations system. The evaluation affirmed UN Women’s contribution to increase women’s participation and representation in DRR and disaster risk management (DRM), to narrow the gender gap in knowledge about DRR/DRM in target areas and to include women in decision making. Five years into programme implementation, the Vietnam Women’s Union has taken increased ownership of integrating gender into the DRR/DRM agenda. Capacity building on gender equality and DRM has a multiplier effect and the trained women are supporting disaster response in their communities through first aid, helping children and older people. Pilots on livelihood support for women impacted by disasters was successful and promising as “a form of national insurance for DRR to strengthen their resilience to disasters and climate change and recommended for further upscaling in future programmes. Furthermore, UN Women will use the evaluation findings and lessons learned to develop a programme proposal on “Strengthening women's capacity and resilience to climate change” to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Vietnam Women’s Union on DRR/CCA and build women’s resilience to disaster and climate change for 2018-2020.