Programme Evaluation - International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG)

15/07/2015 - 15/11/2015

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In the second half of 2015, ISSAT supported UNDP to complete an evaluation of the UN-Sponsored International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG).  This is the first evaluation of CICIG in eight years of operations, and comes at a time where the role of CICIG has become very influential in Guatemala. The evaluation team was led by a female ISSAT Roster member and supported by two other evaluators. A two-week mission to Guatemala was completed in August. In the process, 117 persons from the government, international community and local civil society were interviewed. In total, 40% of the persons interviewed were women; this included representatives from Indigenous (Mayan) NGOs and government agencies dealing with violence against women. Feedback from the mandators (UNDP and a group of 15 government donors) regarding the deliveries have been very positive to date. 

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Mandate outputs / products

-The CICIG Group of Reference is better informed to be able support the future mandate(s) of the CICIG as a result of the evaluation findings on the factors, obstacles, contextual circumstances, enabling elements and challenges determining the its work;

-The CICIG is better positioned to create more effective work plans based on the recommendations produced by the evaluation;

-Decisions by stakeholders to replicate the CICIG experience in other countries are better informed as a result of the evaluation. 

Outcome objectives of mandate

The evaluation aimed to establish to what extent the CICIG has completed their mandate and work plans since its creation in 2007, as well as to identify best practices based on an empirical evaluation of its institutional model, work implementation and organisational composition.  The target audience of the evaluation was the CICIG Group of Reference comprising of donor countries and headed by UNDP Guatemala. 

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