|UN Women will continue to refine the GSRI methodology and tools by rolling it out in 5 countries within the Arab States region by (1) building the capacities of the relevant country offices’ and implementing partners’ monitoring staff capacities and (2) working closely with the country offices on refining the data analysis and reporting.
||UN Women Regional Office and Country Offices
||In 2022, the GS-RCI was being operationalised across 7 LEAP or LEAP-like projects in the Arab States, Europe and Central Asia, as well as Asia and the Pacific regional offices. The countries engaged are Egypt, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen, Jordan, Myanmar, and Turkey. During the reporting period, endline surveys for were launched and data collection was completed. Country level staff have also received a training session on translating/coding survey responses using the GS-RCI statistical model. This was one of the critical steps for strengthening staff capacities not only in data collection, but analysis process. Along with this training, a manual on coding was developed by the Regional Management Specialist on resilience and was shared with the country offices for reference. Due to lack of dedicated M&E capacity at country level, only 50% of the CO staff implementing the GS-RCI monitoring approach were able to undertake the conversion themselves. The rest such as Egypt, Iraq and Yemen required regional support. Upon the completion of the endline surveys, country level reports will be produced in subsequent quarters.
Furthermore, UN Women continued to be engaged with the deployment of this monitoring approach within the 3RP structure in Lebanon using the Vulnerability Assessment for Syrian Refugees (VASyR) with 2018 and 2019 household data.
Lastly, UN Women engaged with FAO Regional Office in Cairo to prepare for a regional collaboration agreement to extend the support provided to UN Women beyond December 2022 (when the current agreement expires), instead of an HQ to RO agreement. Several meetings on this were held and while FAO expressed interest in a collaboration at the regional level, it was agreed (due to time constraints) that the collaboration is extended from FAO HQ level while discussions at the regional level continue to identify scope of collaboration within the Arab States Region.