Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to improve gender mainstreaming approaches following IOB evaluation

The Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) evaluated the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding Gender Mainstreaming. The evaluation, which covered the 2015-2020 period, noted that while major progress has been made, gender work has not systematically translated into a concrete gender strategy. 

The Ministry responded by announcing that it will implement the IOB's recommendations by increasing internal gender expertise, training its employees on gender, and by improving its own gender mainstreaming instruments.

Press Release – Dutch Parliament (in Dutch)