Management Response

: Jordan
: 2018 - 2018 , Jordan (CO)
: Evaluation of the National Strategy for Women and A Situational Analysis of Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Jordan (2013 – 2017)
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: Jordan
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UN Women is in general agreement with the recommendations highlighted in the evaluation report. A 2020 – 2025 National Women Strategy will be developed which takes many of the below recommendations on board.

: Approved
Recommendation: UN Women and JNCW to ensure developing a clear and effective communication and dissemination strategy
Management Response: UN Women and JNCW agrees that the NSW needs a clear communication and outreach plan
Description: - Develop a plan for the effective dissemination of the strategy. This should include a plan for dissemination of the strategy (including action plan, budget, etc.) among key stakeholders in all governorates as well as a media strategy to ensure knowledge among the general population, with full online accessibility. - The JNCW should work closely with governorates, municipalities, local councils and other stakeholders and take a leading role in the communication with these stakeholders and entities.
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Alignment with strategy, National ownership, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, Advocacy
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
The new NWS will have a dedicated communications and outreach plan that includes sub-national targeted components. JNCW and UNW 2020/03 Ongoing
Recommendation: Ensure that the future strategy focuses on inclusion and integration through applying a participatory and collaborative approach.
Management Response: UN Women and JNCW agrees on the importance of an inclusive strategy and that the design process must be inclusive for diverse needs to be integrated
Description: - Ensure that the future strategy captures more than just women empowerment, but also focuses on inclusion and integration. Community sessions should be held in order to involve the beneficiaries of the strategy, such as women in rural areas, youth, people with disabilities and refugee women, in the design of the strategy. - UN Women and JNCW to ensure that key stakeholders from all governorates are included in the process of designing the future strategy, thus applying a participatory and collaborative approach. - For the future strategy, the JNCW should clearly outline how stakeholders are being selected to participate in the designing of the strategy.
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Ensure sub-national level consultations on design of new NWS JNCW and UNW 2020/01 Completed
Ensure a diverse set of representatives in all consultations – including vulnerable Jordanian women, refugee women, women with disabilities, and others JNCW and UNW 2020/01 Completed
Recommendation: Ensure proper alignment of the NSW objectives with implementation plans being developed by all levels of government.
Management Response: UN Women and JNCW agrees on the importance of the strategy being aligned to government plans and priorities
Description: - Include a strong analysis of gender equality issues per governorate in Jordan. This will ensure that stakeholders in the different governorates can adjust their implementation strategy to ensure that the most pressing needs in their governorate are fully addressed. - Incorporate the strategic objectives of the NSW in government strategies and plans that are being developed during the implementation of the strategy.
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Leadership and participation in governance systems (SP 2018-2021)
Operating Principles: Alignment with strategy, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, Advocacy, National ownership
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Ensure inclusion of the NWS in any comprehensive national planning framework. UNW and JNCW 2020/01 Ongoing
Support ministries to incorporate priorities of the NWS in their own ministerial level plans UNW and JNCW 2020/09 Ongoing
Recommendation: Develop an effective and clear monitoring and evaluation plan for the future strategy to measure progress with regards to the achievement of the set objectives.
Management Response: UN Women and JNCW agrees that the plan should have a strong performance framework
Description: - Conduct an annual review of the future strategy. This review should again be done through a participatory process in which stakeholders from all governorates are included.
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Leadership and participation in governance systems (SP 2018-2021)
Operating Principles: Advocacy, National ownership, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
Ensure the plan has a SMART indicator framework and an annual reporting mechanism UNW and JNCW 2020/03 Completed a Monitoring logframe was developed and endorsed in consultation with key relevant stakeholders
Recommendation: There should be a clear set of roles and responsibilities with regards to the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the future strategy.
Management Response: UN Women and JNCW agree on setting clear roles and responsibilities for all stakeholders involved at the implementation, coordination and monitoring level to ensure the right approach is being taken forward
Description: - The future strategy should clarify who is responsible for allocating funds towards the implementation of the strategy. For this, the JNCW can make use of the same funding model as is being used for the JONAP. - Clarify the role of the JNCW and all other relevant stakeholders involved in the coordination or implementation of the strategy. Where possible, stakeholders should officially confirm their responsibility in the implementation of the strategy. Furthermore, Ministries should function as the main implementors of the strategy and other stakeholders (i.e. CSOs, private sector, etc.) should support those efforts. - Responsibility should be based on the decision- making structure in Jordan. Therefore, JNCW will follow up with the gender focal points appointed in each governmental institution/ministry/municipilaty. These gender focal points should communicate with the relevant stakeholders at the national level and in their respective governorate as well as monitor and report on the progress of the implementation of the strategy. - JNCW should be tasked with monitoring and coordination roles and providing technical support to implementation by relevant ministries and government officials and ensuring it is moving towards achieving results. The Interial Ministerial Committee IMC on the other hand, as a political body, should have an overarching role in ensuring implementation and promoting political will.
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Leadership and participation in governance systems (SP 2018-2021)
Operating Principles: National ownership, Advocacy, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Not applicable
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
The new NWS should clearly lay out the responsibility for coordination, monitoring and implementation among relevant government entities and civil society, and ensure a complementary role with donors & relevant international organizations. UNW and JNCW 2020/01 Ongoing
UN Women and JNCW should establish a pooled fund mechanism for international partners to support NWS implementation UNW and JNCW 2020/09 Overdue-Not Initiated
UN Women and JNCW should support relevant government ministries to dedicate national financing to activities and results UNW and JNCW 2020/09 Overdue-Not Initiated
Recommendation: UN Women and JNCW to ensure social norms and social roles are fully considered in the future strategy and necessary steps are taken into account
Management Response: UN Women and JNCW agrees harmful social norms are a key barrier to women’s empowerment in jordan and this issue should be central in the new NWS
Description: - Ensure that the future strategy contains specific action points for each of the established axes on how to deal with the societal views and beliefs that counteract these achievements of those objectives. A particular important role in this regard should be assigned to CSOs at the governorate level. - Ensure that positive legal changes are followed by community awareness raising activities to ensure that the effects of legal changes can sustain over time.
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018), Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018)
Operating Principles: Alignment with strategy, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind, Advocacy, National ownership
Organizational Priorities: Normative Support
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
The NWS itself, as well as its communications and outreach strategy, should include a clear approach on changing harmful social norms. UNW and JNCW 2020/03 Ongoing social norms is included within the strategy outcomes and will also be included in the communicaiton and outreach strategy
Recommendation: JNCW and UN Women to ensure political will and government buy-in with regards to the endorsement and implementation of the future strategy.
Management Response: UN Women and JNCW agrees political will is a critical component to successful implementation and achieving results
Description: - JNCW should work closely with the different relevant ministries to gauge the level of support the future strategy can expect from these ministries. Additional activities may be needed to further ensure that a future strategy is seen as a key priority among ministries. Such activities may include workshops and seminars with officials from different ministries to discuss the strategy, its progress and the main challenges that hamper the achievement of its objectives. - Ensure that the strategy is actively supported by different government ministries so that the newly gained capacities can be used specifically for the realization of that strategy. - The JNCW should build and maintain relationships with all relevant stakeholders and entities involved in the implementation of the strategy.
Management Response Category: Accepted
Thematic Area: Women economic empowerment (SPs before 2018), Leadership and political participation (SPs before 2018), Governance and planning (SPs before 2018), Ending violence against women (SPs before 2018), Global norms and standards (SPs before 2018), Leadership and participation in governance systems (SP 2018-2021)
Operating Principles: Alignment with strategy, Oversight/governance, National ownership, Advocacy, Promoting inclusiveness/Leaving no one behind
Organizational Priorities: Normative Support
UNEG Criteria: Human Rights, Gender equality
Key Actions
Responsible Deadline Status Comments
UN Women and JNCW will support and coordinate with Inertial Ministerial Committee to advocate for government implementation and hold ministries accountable UNW and JNCW 2020/03 Ongoing