Project profile — Measuring Gender Impacts on Operational Effectiveness of UN Peace Operations


Georgetown University
2020-02-14 - 2021-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (25.00%)
• America, regional (25.00%)
• Asia, regional (25.00%)
• Europe, regional (25.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Civilian peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution (15220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to improve the effectiveness of United Nations (UN) operations to protect civilians, particularly women and girls, in fragile and conflict-affected states, by providing decision makers with evidence based knowledge on gender and peacekeeping. The project works to collect, analyse, and distill the contributions made by uniformed women in peacekeeping operations that have influenced peacekeeping mandate outcomes. The UN and Troop and Police Contributing Countries (TPCCs) aim to use this information to make improved gender equality informed decisions, with respect to increasing the number of women in peace operations, and creating a receptive environment for women in uniform. Project activities include: (1) conducting extensive and in-depth academic research to gather and analyse information on operational effectiveness; (2) organizing field visits and interviews with key stakeholders; and (3) providing advocacy and sensitisation activities.

Expected results 

The expected outcome for this project is the production of comprehensive research and analytical reports on operational effectiveness, and a series of advocacy and sensitisation activities.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of December 2021 include: (1) increased the body of knowledge available for evidence-based decisions affecting unformed women in peace operations; (2) produced a background paper and literature review of more than 130 sources focusing on peacekeeping effectiveness and female peacekeepers; (3) produced three case study reports for three missions in Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Lebanon; and (4) produced and distributed a final research paper and policy note on gendered impacts on the operational effectiveness of the United Nations Peace Operations to policymakers and practitioners.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
20-10-2021 Disbursement $49,111
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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