Women’s economic empowerment is one of UN Women’s key thematic impact areas. The entity aims to strengthen women’s economic rights and address urgent global needs in a range of areas, including macroeconomics, decent work, care economy, social protection, migration, land rights and development. sustainable development. UN Women also plays a key role as the coordinator of several women’s economic empowerment programs and has been called upon to lead and represent women through membership in groups such as the Global Care Alliance. , the International Coalition for Equal Pay, the UN Network on Migration and Generation Equality. Action Coalitions.
In 2022, the Independent Evaluation Service of UN Women conducted an evaluation of UN Women’s contribution to women’s economic empowerment by advancing gender-responsive laws, frameworks, policies and partnerships. The purpose of this evaluation was to assess the relevance, effectiveness, coherence, efficiency and sustainability of UN Women’s work in this area and to develop recommendations and insights. The evaluation included a retrospective view of the results achieved during the period of the Strategic Plan 2018-2021, as well as a forward-looking vision to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2022-2025.