Established in 1996 by a UN General Assembly Resolution, the UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women is a multilateral mechanism supporting national efforts to end violence against women and girls. It is administered by UNIFEM on behalf of the UN System. Between 2005 and 2008 the UN Trust Fund developed a strategy intended to strengthen the effectiveness of the Fund in different aspects related with its impact on laws and policies, broader involvement of stakeholders, more efficient management and broader generation of knowledge and resources.
This evaluation assesses the implementation of the UN Trust Fund Strategy 2005-2008. The evaluation focuses on two key elements of the strategy: 1) the overall implementation of the UN Trust Fund Strategy; and 2) the UN Trust Fund contributions to advancing the agenda on ending violence against women at country levels through selected case studies of grantees in eight countries.
Overall, the main objectives of the evaluation are to assess the implementation and overall effectiveness of the strategy, identify strengths, weaknesses, challenges and current trends in activities of the fund for the 2005-2008 strategy period, and to provide forward-looking recommendations, including for the development of the next UN Trust Fund Strategy.