When evaluation is applied as a method of gender mainstreaming, it integrates gender equality concerns into the evaluation objectives but also into the evaluation methodology, approaches and use. As part of the programme-cycle approach it contributes to evidence-based policymaking, and when it comes to gender mainstreaming, evaluation is one of the policy processes through which the gender perspective is integrated and mainstreamed across sectors.
See also: gender mainstreaming, gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation
European Institute for Gender Equality – EIGE (2014). Effectiveness of Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Gender Equality: Review of the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States. Available at: http://eige.europa.eu/content/document/effectiveness-of-institutional-me...