Monitoring & Evaluation

Full-Cycle Implementation of Women, Peace and Security

Monitoring & Evaluation

Monitoring and evaluation are two processes that are necessary to understand how well the implementation is going, what works and what does not work. It is important that monitoring of the implementation of any policy meaningfully includes the civil society, to ensure that it is based on diverse perspectives and data that reflect local realities.

GNWP’s 1325 Monitoring Project, “Women Count” was the first civil society initiative that regularly monitored the implementation of the WPS resolutions. As part of the project, in 2010, GNWP facilitated a participatory design of civil society indicators to track the implementation of UNSCR 1325. Between 2010 and 2014, we used the indicators in 25 countries and territories: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Burundi, Canada, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Fiji, India, Iraq, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, Nepal, Netherlands, Philippines, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Uganda. “Women Count” created a clear channel and methodology for civil society to monitor the implementation of WPS resolutions in their country, and hold their governments accountable. It also enhanced local civil society organizations’ capacity to track progress in implementation. Thanks to the expertise they developed through the “Women Count” initiative, GNWP’s partners in several countries were appointed as experts to support the development of the NAPs on WPS.

Building on the indicators developed through the “Women Count” project, in 2019 GNWP created the 1325 Civil Society Scorecard – a visual tool for tracking the implementation of the WPS resolutions over the years. We validated the scorecard with women peacebuilders and local and national authorities from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and trained them on how to use it.

Browse our Civil Society 1325 Scorecard:

The 1325 Civil Society Scorecard developed by GNWP, with support from Cordaid,  is a visual tool that allows users to track the implementation of Women, Peace, and Security resolutions over the years by attributing a score to a range of locally accepted and adaptable indicators. The 1325 Scorecard uses indicators developed through the civil society-led monitoring project “Women Count.” The indicators have been broken down into local and national levels to capture the status of implementation, and each indicator is attributed a category with a built-in aggregate score and allows users to see visual progress, or gaps, over the years.

Read more on our Scorecard here.

Accountability in gender equality: 1325 Civil Society Scorecard as a tool for monitoring & evaluation