Security Sector Reform Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation and Gender (Tool 11)

This tool explores two dimensions of gender-responsive assessments, monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

First, the tool looks at existing SSR assessment frameworks, monitoring and evaluation strategies, and how to include a gender perspective in the different tools and approaches.

The tool also discusses gender mainstreaming initiatives in security sector institutions, including how to conduct a gender audit and M&E of gender mainstreaming. Inclusive and participatory processes of data gathering; interdepartmental cooperation and coordination; the collection and use of data disaggregated by sex, age and ethnicity; gender-responsive results-based management; gender-sensitive indicators; and focus group interviews are tools and methods presented and discussed in this publication.

The tool includes:

- An introduction to assessment, monitoring and evaluation 
- The rationale behind the inclusion of gender issues and ways in which this can strengthen and enhance assessment, M&E 
- Entry points for incorporating gender into SSR assessment, M&E
- How to conduct gender audits of security sector institutions, as well as monitor and evaluate the impact of gender mainstreaming initiatives

See this page for more information on The GSSR Toolkit and the full range of "Tools" and "Practice Notes."

For a 4-page introduction to SSR Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation and Gender, see the Practice Note 11.

For French, Russian, Arabic, Montenegrin, and Indonesian translations, click here.

DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR, UN-INSTRAW 2008