National Action Plan

Monitoring and Evaluation


Monitoring and evaluation takes place throughout the life of a high impact national action plan. Strong M&E systems improve policies and programs, encourage accountability, and build a foundation for sustainable investments. Developing an M&E system is one of the first tasks NAP designers should undertake to ensure their plans will be high impact. But M&E doesn’t stop at the design phase. It’s an ongoing, iterative process. Once implementation and evaluation are complete, the results can be used to further stimulate support for high-impact NAPs

Subtopics: Collecting, Analyzing, and Managing Data - Communicating Results - Creating a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan - Developing Outcomes and Indicators - Evaluating and Reviewing National Action Plans

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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2014-17: Report to Parliament

This report, released in December 2015, outlines the UK Government's work promoting the women, peace, and security agenda in the year since the third national action plan launched. It also presents detailed activities from 2015 for each pillar, and assesses progress made in each of the action plan’s six focus countries: Afghanistan, Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Somalia, and Syria.

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US Department of State

Overview of 2014 U.S. Implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

This is the US State Department's overview of the third year of national action plan (NAP) implementation. The report divides up activities by corresponding NAP pillar and offers a more explicit outline of challenges than the previous report. It also points out that a midterm review will take place in 2015, which will analyze the plan’s implementation since its launch in 2011 and demonstrate the US’ commitment to advancing women, peace, and security in the lead up to the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325.

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Inclusive Security

WEBINAR—What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

Zsuzsanna Lippai, Inclusive Security's Monitoring and Evaluation Manager, led a webinar with Angelic Young, Senior Coordinator of Inclusive Security's national action plan initiative, on April 2 as part of the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation and Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium's Thursday Talk series. They introduced Inclusive Security's monitoring and evaluation guide "What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security" and discussed the importance of data collection and analysis for national action plans.

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Inclusive Security

State of Affairs in Women, Peace and Security

On February 16-17, 2015, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with the 1325 Dutch NAP Partnership group, hosted a conference titled “Women: Powerful Agents for Peace and Security." Inclusive Security's Angelic Young was asked to contribute to this conference paper, compiled in preparation for the event and presenting the state of affairs of various critical elements of the women, peace, and security agenda.

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Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security

2014 Second Annual Civil Society Report Card: Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace & Security

In early 2015, the Steering Committee for Australia’s Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security released this report card on the country’s implementation of its national action plan during 2014. The report includes analysis of the NAP’s goals, as well as department-specific activities. It offers key recommendations to the government, such as developing deeper partnerships with civil society organizations; appointing a senior-level women, peace, and security focal point in each department; and including qualitative and quantitative data in reporting.

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Inclusive Security

What Matters Most: Measuring Plans for Inclusive Security

Assessing progress and evaluating results are essential to effectively implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325. To provide methodological and practical tools, Inclusive Security launched this monitoring and evaluation (M&E) guide in 2014. It includes an overview of key processes and required resources to establish an M&E system for national action plans and offers examples that demonstrate how to apply the tools presented throughout the guide.

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UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2014-2017: Country-Level Implementation Plan

The UK launched their third national action plan in June 2014, followed by this implementation plan in December. It represents the UK's first implementation plan on their work on women, peace, and security, and establishes baseline data and target indicators for gauging progress toward outcomes in six focus countries: Afghanistan, Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Libya, Somalia, and Syria.

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Saathi

Mid-term Monitoring Report: Nepal 2014

The Nepalese Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction and the 1325 Action Group (led by civil society organization Saathi) produced this monitoring report on Nepal’s National Action Plan for UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Along with outlining Nepal’s progress since the plan’s inception in 2011, the report documents efforts to operationalize the plan in local communities and tracks receipt of donor funds that were earmarked for plan implementation.

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PRIO and OSCE

OSCE Study on National Action Plans on the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325

This comprehensive report published in October 2014 analyzes the 27 NAPs of OSCE member states. It offers recommendations to member states with existing plans on how to revise them while also encouraging non-NAP member states to develop them.

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