Call for Papers : Second Edition of the Annual UN Women Publication on Gender and Evaluation 2014.


UN Women is the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women created to accelerate progress on gender equality and the realization of women’s rights. UN Women is a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. UN Women’s Multi Country Office, based in New Delhi, India covers 4 Countries of the region, i.e., Bhutan, India, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. In South Asia, UN Women specifically focuses on: Strengthening women’s economic security and rights; Ending violence against women; and Promoting women’s political leadership in democratic governance and peace building.

UN Women published its First Edition of the Annual UN Women Publication on Gender and Evaluation in 2013 based on research papers submitted by the practitioners/evaluators in South Asia. The objective of this publication is to bring together lessons and perspectives of various development practitioners and researchers who are grappling with the challenge of evaluating women’s empowerment and gender equality. The publication is intended for evaluators, policy makers, development practitioners and students who are interested in gender responsive evaluations.

Theme for the Journal

The overarching theme is Gender and how Gender has been mainstreamed into impact evaluations of programmes across the following sub themes:

  • Ending violence against women;

  • Strengthening women’s economic security and rights;

  • Promoting women’s political leadership in democratic governance

  • Women’s role in peace keeping and peace building

  • Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting

Papers are invited on all aspects of research and impact evaluation, including findings, methods and translation of evidence into policy. Researchers are welcome to submit papers on the design (innovative designs for difficult to evaluate interventions), implementation, findings, and use of impact of evaluations and systematic reviews. Policy makers and development programme managers are welcome to submit papers on use of impact evaluation and systematic review findings.

Structure of the Papers

The Paper should provide: (1) Publication title, (2) Theme (3) duration, (4) name of researchers (5) brief bio of researcher (6) Synopsis/Abstract of their detailed Research/Evaluation Paper (not exceeding 500 words).

The papers should be written in a non-technical language in order to make it accessible to a wider audience.


Submissions should be made in word format via email to [email protected] by 31st August, 2014, with the email subject line ‘Journal submission’.


The whole process is expected to take 15 days over a period of 3 months




Advertise for Joint Call for Papers


Preliminary Shortlisting of Papers


Interviews to Shortlist the Papers by Panel of Experts


Developing In depth Articles for Publication by selected applicants


Finalisation of Articles by Panel of Experts



Expected Deliverables

The applicants are expected to deliver the following;

  • Develop a scholarly article of publishable quality based on the synopsis and feedback received from the panel of experts (approx. 15 pages). The Shortlisted articles will be compiled and published by UN Women into the Second Edition of the Annual UN Women Publication on Gender and Evaluation 2014.

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