The national gender policy document, being trans-sectoral in nature, is not meant to be prescriptive for various institutions.

Instead, it provides the overarching principles which will be integrated into their own policies, practices and programmes.

An independent evaluation of PRSP I found that, while gender received more attention than other cross-cutting issues, recommended policy priorities and budget commitments for gender equity were not sufficiently incorporated into sector programmes.

Among the reasons for this failure to produce results was the low capacity in planning, weak advocacy, limited budget allocation, insufficient gender disaggregated data, few targets, and inadequate monitoring and evaluation by gender advocates and others responsible for mainstreaming gender equality in the development process.

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