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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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Inclusive Security

National Action Plan M&E Toolkit Launched at UN Global Review

Inclusive Security's NAP Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit offers resources for stakeholders to evaluate the progress of national policies on women, peace, and security.

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Western Balkans Security Observer

Indicators for the Identification of Women’s Status in the Security Sector of the Republic of Serbia

The Belgrade Centre for Security Policy published this paper in 2011 to outline women’s roles in the security sector related to the development of Serbia’s national action plan.

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Inclusive Security

Guide to UN Security Council Resolution 1889

Presented by Vietnam, this resolution was unanimously approved on October 5, 2009, and is a follow-up to UNSCR 1325, the original resolution that focused on women, peace, and security. UNSCR 1889 emphasizes the participation of women in all phases of the peace process. Most important, it calls for monitoring and introduces accountability mechanisms UNSCR 1325 lacks. The resolution strongly encourages cooperation with civil society, particularly women’s organizations.

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US Institute of Peace

Doable Fast-Track Indicators for Turning the 1325 Promise into Reality

In response to a need for a realistic, practical, and actionable set of indicators to monitor and measure progress in the implementation of UNSCR 1325, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon submitted a set of 26 in April 2010. This report critiques those indicators and puts forth new, immediately actionable ones to assess the roles of the Secretary-General, UN institutions, member states, and civil society in 1325 implementation.

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Irish Joint Consortium on Gender Based Violence

A Good Practice Guide for the Monitoring and Evaluation of National Action Plans on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

Published in 2010 by the Irish Joint Consortium on Gender Based Violence, this guide (printed prior to Ireland’s mid-term progress report) provides a good example of the process behind creating accountability through monitoring and reporting.

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