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2012 - Mainstreaming Gender Equality-A Road to Results or a Road to Nowhere? - Working Paper


Since the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Gender and Development in 1995, the majority of multilateral and bilateral donors have put gender policies and/ or strategies in place to promote equality in the design and delivery of development assistance to partner countries. Evaluations of these policies and mainstreaming processes began in the late 1990s. Some organizations, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation (Norad), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and the World Bank have conducted multiple evaluations of gender over the last decade, allowing opportunities to assess trends in management responsiveness to evaluation findings.

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