EVALÚA - Evaluating Government Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean

EVALÚA presents the results of the evaluation of the National Policy on Gender Equality in Costa Rica

San José
Costa Rica
July 24, 2018
ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean

Patricia Mora, Presidenta Ejecutiva INAMU

The event served to guide the use of the results of the evaluation and managed to draw a roadmap to implement the recommendations for the construction of the new national policy.

On July 16th and 17th, authorities in Costa Rica presented for the first time the results of the evaluation of a national public policy: the Equality and Gender Equity Policy (PIEG). In 2017, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica (MIDEPLAN) led the evaluation of the PIEG 2007-2017, which this year begins its fourth phase, making use of the recommendations emanating from this evaluation. The main objective of the presentation event was to outline the route to follow with the recommendations emanating from the evaluation. This included the participation of MIDEPLAN, INAMU, the Delegation of the European Union in Costa Rica, the EUROsociAL program and the EVALÚA project, both European initiatives managed by the FIIAPP.

The evaluation of the PIEG was carried out thanks to the financing and technical support of the European project EVALÚA - Cooperation Project for the Promotion of the Evaluation of Public Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, a Triangular Cooperation action framed within the ADELANTE Program. Coordinated by the FIIAPP, EVALÚA aims to institutionalize an evaluation culture starting with seven countries in Latin America: Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Ecuador, Uruguay and Costa Rica. The Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) was the external entity that made the evaluation.

Patricia Mora, Executive President of INAMU undertook to use the results of the evaluation of the PIEG 2007-2017, which will serve as an input for the second policy of equality between women and men in Costa Rica 2018-2030.

The EU ambassador in Costa Rica, Pelayo Castro, reaffirmed the commitment of the European Union to accompany the efforts to achieve gender equality in the region and stressed the importance of cooperating transversally to achieve the objectives of the 2030 Agenda, aligned to the cooperation priorities that the EU has.

In his capacity as administrator of EVALÚA, the evaluator Miguel Ángel Lombardo highlighted the experience of exchange of experiences and peer review of the following institutions: Senplades Ecuador, Hacienda Paraguay, OPP Uruguay and DNP Colombia, who gave feedback to the results of the evaluation of the PIEG through the EVALÚA Group, a unique action and never before seen in the practice of the regional evaluation. Also, the evaluator and coordinator at EVALÚA, Marta Monterrubio highlighted the complementarities with the EuroSociAL project, with the aim of implementing the recommendations and guiding this evaluation to the use of the new PIEG 2018-2030.

The need to guide the evaluation to the use made the participation of EuroSociAL, especially relevant. Mario Sánchez and Alfonso Martínez from the EuroSociAL gender area affirmed that the project will offer accompaniment to Costa Rica within its country agenda to update the gender policy 2018-2030, making use of the evaluation promoted by EVALÚA.