Evaluation of Norwegian efforts for women, peace and security

Fabra-Mata, J., Bell, C., Prentice, A. P., et al.
Publication language
Date published
01 Mar 2022
Thematic evaluation
Conflict, violence & peace, Evaluation-related, Gender
Norway, Multi-country

In 2000, UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on WPS was ground-breaking in bringing to the fore women’s roles and perspectives in conflict resolution, peace negotiations, peacebuilding, humanitarian response and post-conflict reconstruction. Norway was among the first countries to develop a national action plan (NAP) on WPS (in 2006), and is now implementing its fourth (2019–22).

During the current four-year period, Norway has 10 WPS priority countries. The main purpose of this evaluation is to assess the effects of Norwegian women, peace and security (WPS) efforts supported with Norwegian development aid funds. The evaluation assesses whether those efforts have been internally and externally coherent and effective, and how they have evolved since 2000.

This evaluation considers Norwegian WPS efforts from the adoption of UNSCR 1325 in October 2000 up to the end of 2020. Its scope is limited to one pillar of the WPS agenda, the participation of women in decision-making in peace processes and negotiations, and in peacebuilding more generally.