Diagnostic study of the gender responsiveness of the national integrated monitoring and evaluation system (nimes) Kenya
Over the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of developing countries that either have, or are in the process of developing, a national evaluation policy and/or system (NEPS), (Bamberger et 2014). While acknowledging that there is growing interest and increase in the number of governments adopting the concept of evaluation and creating national evaluation policies (NEPS) and national evaluation systems (NES), in most cases these NEPs and NES are not gender responsive nor do they focus on social equity. Marco Segone et al, note that ‘this suggests that for many countries gender equality is not a priority or is not considered relevant to national development policies and programmes addressed by the NEPs’. However, the moral imperative of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development of ‘no one left behind’ which intones social and gender equity is binding on all countries that have signed this latest global development compact containing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. One of these -Goal #5 is entirely dedicated to transforming our world by making gender equality the norm by 2030.