Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action

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Program Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Lessons and Insights from a UN Agency-Multinational Private Sector Company Partnership Global Program in Brazil, Egypt, and South Africa

Session Number: 1769
Track: International and Cross Cultural Evaluation
Session Type: Panel
Tags: adaptive evaluation, Assets/Capacity building, Developmental Evaluation, economic and social empowerment, entrepreneurship, Evaluation planning and design, Gender equality and women's empowerment, International and Cross Cultural Evaluat, international development evaluation, knowledge translation, private sector partnership, Public Private Partnerships, value chain integration, women's economic empowerment, Women's Empowerment
Session Chair: Monjurul Kabir, Programme Advisor [UN Women]
Presenter 1: Monjurul Kabir, Programme Advisor [UN Women]
Presenter 2: Hubert Paulmer [Partner - Goss Gilroy Inc]
Time: Nov 09, 2017 (10:30 AM - 11:15 AM)
Room: Roosevelt 3

Abstract 1 Title: Nuances and Ingredients in a UN Agency-Private Sector Partnership Program Design, Monitoring and Results Reporting
Presentation Abstract 1:

The presentation by UN Women will share the nuances and the ingredients that went into designing and implementing the program at the global level and in the three countries. The presentation will cover what was similar or different from other programs funded by “traditional donors” in terms or designing the program, monitoring and reporting results. Questions that will be addressed during the presentation include - How did they bridge the “UN language and the “private sector language”?  How this initiative bridged the two worlds on a common theme of women’s economic empowerment? Coming from two different sectors (industries) and organizational cultures, how did UN Women and TCCC manage to collaborate at different levels to implement a successful program in diverse contexts – Middle East Asia, Southern Africa and Latin America? What were the lessons and challenges and how were they managed?

Abstract 2 Title: Evaluating a UN Agency-Multinational Private Sector Company Program in Three Diverse International Contexts - Lessons and Insights
Presentation Abstract 2:

The evaluator’s presentation will cover lessons and experience in carrying out the evaluation of a UN agency-private sector partnership program, using a participatory and utilization-focused approach. The presentation will cover the expectations of the two key partners (UN Women and TCCC) and how was it similar or different. The evaluator presents insights/tips to manage the expectations of two partners from two different organizational cultures and sectors. Beyond the usual OECD/DAC criteria and the related evaluation questions, what other additional data/information was required to highlight the program’s achievement. The presentation highlights how the evaluation made efforts to understand the essence of the program’s success through various ingredients that contributed to it (in addition to the usual factors). Furthermore, it shares lessons in aggregating results from three unique country theories of change contributing to an overall global goal, without diluting the highlights and uniqueness from each country.

Theme: Learning What Works and Why
Audience Level: All Audiences

Session Abstract (150 words): 

The global partnership of UN Women and the Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) led to the development of a Global Program with a focus on catalytic business models for women’s entrepreneurship and social leadership to advance women’s economic empowerment, by building on the strengths of each organization. The panel shares how the collaboration brought together TCCC’s resources, business expertise and market access and UN Women’s leadership and expertise in advancing rights and enabling environments for women’s empowerment and gender equality at the country level as well as from a global perspective. The panel (consisting of program advisers and evaluators) presents experience, insights and lessons from the program right from program design to monitoring and finally the evaluation. What made it work? What was unique? The program was piloted in three unique contexts – Brazil, Egypt, and South Africa.

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