In December 2021, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) contracted PPMI to carry out a project on the ‘Development of tools for mainstreaming gender: preparatory work on gender-responsive evaluation’. The overall objective of this study is to contribute to the promotion of accountability to gender equality and women's empowerment commitments in the European Union. More specifically, this project contributes to EIGE’s preparatory work towards more effective and sustainable implementation of gender-responsive evaluation as a tool for gender mainstreaming in the EU.
The study will expand the knowledge on three key topics: EU evaluation policy regulation or framework and opportunities for gender mainstreaming; the state of play of gender-responsive evaluation in the EU and its Member States; and environment and climate action in gender-responsive evaluation. In addition, our team will be in charge of preparing two knowledge-based awareness-raising products – an updated brief on gender-responsive evaluation for EIGE’s gender mainstreaming platform and an executive summary of the study. In the preparation of the deliverables, the study draws on a combination of methods, including desk research and a stakeholder consultation.