UN staff in Albania increase knowledge on gender sensitive data, monitoring and evaluation for better programme results


UN staff during the training. Photo: UN Albania
UN staff during the training. Photo: UN Albania

UN Women in Albania, the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (RCO), and the UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia organized a training on Monitoring & Evaluation and Gender Data dedicated to UN staff involved in programme management. The training focused on gender sensitive monitoring, sex-disaggregated data collection and analysis, and gender responsive evaluation. More than 20 staff members from RCO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR, UNFPA, UNOPS, UN Women and IOM participated in this training.

UN Resident Coordinator Fiona McCluney and UN Women Country Representative Michele Ribotta, who is also the chair of UN’s Gender Thematic and Results Group (GTRG) launched the training. Three trainers and specialists from UN Women Regional Office, Ceren Guven Gures, Ala Negruta and Isabel Suarez Garcia, led the sessions, using real-case scenarios. Participants learned how to formulate a gender-sensitive or gender-responsive indicators, how to find reliable and comparable sex-disaggregated data and how to mainstream gender into the whole evaluation process.

Gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation helps assess whether a project’s planned activities are achieving gender equity goals and promote women’s rights. It provides feedback on how the activities affect the various groups of beneficiaries, including men and women. It is strongly linked to UN Country Team’s commitment to gender responsive governance by dedicating an outcome in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2026.