A mixed bag: Norway's support for women and girls' rights and gender equality in international development

Research reports and studies
August 2015
Women’s and girls’ rights are increasingly on the global development agenda, and as the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals begin to be rolled out, with multiple targets for improving women and girls’ lives, now is an opportune time to think about how Norway’s development cooperation can make a stronger contribution to achieving women’s rights and promoting gender equality. The evaluation points to three broad areas where Norway could make strategic investments to deliver stronger results on the ground: 
  • strengthen Norway’s catalytic role as a donor championing women’s rights and gender equality; 
  • improve reporting on women’s rights and gender equality results and learn proactively; 
  • build the skills and capacity of staff to apply gender analysis and implement rigorous M&E approaches.