End of Project Evaluation, Best Practice and Project Development for the Women Leadership and Political Participation, For UN Women Tanzania Country Office
Wanawake Wanaweza Project was aligned with the UN Women Strategic Plan 2014-17 Impact area 1: Women lead and participate in decision-making at all levels. It contributed to the UN Tanzania UNDAP Governance Programme Working Group Outcome area 8.7. Key institutions effectively implement their election and political functions. These were defined as per the Tanzania National policy goals: Mainland (MKUKUTA): Ensuring systems and structures of governance uphold the rule of law and are democratic, accountable, predictable, transparent, inclusive and corruption-free at all levels. Zanzibar (MKUZA): Strengthen the rule of law, respect for human rights and access to justice. The project covered both Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar and includes 169 Districts in 30 Regions and 5 Regions in Zanzibar for mapping of aspirants/candidates, training, and awareness-raising of local communities in national and sub-national elections. The communications and media outreach was nationwide. The project was implemented by UN Women through strategic partnerships with a broad range of implementing partners and key stakeholders. Components of the outcome area 2 on capacity development of the electoral management bodies was implemented in partnership with the UNDP Democratic Empowerment Project where UN Women was a partner and represented on the Joint Steering Committee. It also aligned with the UNDP led Legislatures Support Project (LSP) for the outcome 1 on capacity development and political participation laws, engaging parliament.
SAMBODHI Limited, Tanzania was hired by UNWOMEN to conduct the End of Project Evaluation, Best Practice and Project Development for the Women Leadership and Political Participation. As a part of scope of the evaluation the following activities were conducted:
• Assess progress made towards the achievement of results at the outcome and output levels for the 2014/2016 Wanawake Wanaweza Project;
• Determine if the results contribute to UNWOMEN’s overall goals of advancing gender equality and empowerment of Women
• Assess the reasonability of the relationship between project costs and results
• Assess performance of the project in terms of the relevance of results, sustainability, shared responsibility and accountability, appropriateness of design, methodology, partnerships, resource allocation, and informed and timely action.
• Identify best practices and lessons learned and provide recommendations for guiding UNWOMEN future programming through a publication on best practices and a new project document
For the evaluation, In-depth Interviews will be conducted of the implementing partner, government employees, CSOs/NGOs, personnel of UN agencies, USAID and FGDs will be conducted with the community. Apart from the primary data collection and analysis a comprehensive secondary literature review and analysis will be done.