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Review of Gender Justice Protection (GJP) Project


Year: 2012.

Team Members: Mome Saleem


The Gender Justice Protection (GJP) program was a flagship program supported by DFID and managed and implemented by UNDP and UNOPS. In order to review the output of GJP, SDPI was approached by DFID to conduct independent assessment of various projects carried out under GJP.


  • Assess the extent to which the project has achieved the overall purpose and outputs and contributed to goals as set out in the logical framework.
  • Assess the quality of project outputs, and provide comments on the extent to which they have enabled the project to achieve its purpose.
  • Provide an analysis of the sustainability of activities that were funded under GJP.
  • Provide an analysis of the strategic impact of the project while using monitoring data from the sub-projects and from reports by the PMU.
  • Provide up to three case studies suitable for media use, detailing particular experiences and impact of the project and showing results and benefits to recipients
  • Identify lessons learned from this project and provide suggestions for long-term inputs which DFID and others could provide to strengthen Gender Justice in Pakistan.

The review looked at the work, management and impact of partner organizations that were actively involved in the three thematic areas of GJP. Management issues within the GJP in terms of program design and implementation have been discussed. It examined the relationship of DFID with UNDP and UNOPS on the one hand and the relationship between these actors and the PMU on the other.  It also looked at GJP-PMU relationship with sub-project partners in a strictly management context.  The report also assessed the overall project impact, sustainability and exit strategy.