Review of Gender Equality Findings from Middle East Evaluations
Following intensive consultations that took place in 2016, Canada refocused its international assistance on helping the poorest and most vulnerable people and supporting fragile states.
Within this broader context, support has been requested by the International Assistance Evaluation Division (PRA) of Global Affairs Canada for the planning of an evaluation of gender equality programming in the Middle East. In this regard, a review of evaluations by other donors of development and humanitarian assistance programmes in the region has been considered as necessary.
The purpose of this study is to review available thematic evaluations, country programme evaluations, major project evaluations and possibly other essential documents related to the achievement of gender equality outcomes in the Middle East.
The focus of the study has been on three countries: Turkey, Lebanon and Egypt. The countries were chosen on the basis of amount and quality of the available literature rather than total spending of Global Canada’s which is highest in Jordan, Syria, and Iraq.