EVALSDGs Insight #10 concerns a longstanding issue: gender inequality and the degree to which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can assure equality and equity among peoples. Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of SDGs implementation in 66 countries indicate that countries must act vigorously to achieve gender equity across all SDGs. This Insight proposes some solutions for strengthening gender responsiveness in evaluations of the SDGs.
Without addressing gender inequality the promise of full social development under the Sustainable Development Goals will not be delivered. Without applying our evidence talents across evaluation, research, and studies we will not have the insights to focus and assess social development initiatives effect on gender inequality. Fortunately, a wide variety of actors are applying thoughtful evidence approaches to gender issues. Much of this is happening on the ground in real life social development…See More