United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

UNIFEM South Asia Office


Final Evaluation Report of the Phase II of the Regional Programme on Empowering Women Migrant Workers in Asia 

Asia, characterized by acute poverty amidst fast growing economies, is a primary source of migrant labour within and beyond the region. As dynamic flows emerge, the growing involvement of women in migration deserves policy and programme attention due to its increasing socio-economic significance and the vulnerability that migrant women workers continue to experience.

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Evaluation of the Home-based Workers Programme in South Asia:


This is a report of the final external evaluation of UNIFEMís Regional Programme on Home-based Workers in South Asia (Phase II, 2004-2007) by CMS Social. The evaluation was carried out in carried out in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The evaluation team met and interacted with different stakeholders in the programme. These included home based workers, policy makers, office bearers of HomeNet South Asia, and national HomeNets.  

The evaluation provides an in-depth analysis of UNIFEMís programmes, approaches, strategies and interventions and advocacy initiatives to support HBWs, both at the regional level and with clear and specific country priorities in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This evaluation was conducted, under the management of the UNIFEM South Asia Sub-regional Office with the broad objective of generating comprehensive and specific evaluation feedback on the regional HBW programme. The evaluation has generated country-specific recommendations for strategic and programmatic improvements and the expansion of the programmesí reach in phase III.

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