The Compact Monitoring Framework (CMF) will inform how the WPS-HA Compact contributes towards achieving impact. Explore the dashboard to discover more about Compact signatories, their type of investments, specific actions, and geographic areas of implementation. The first accountability report of the Compact will be released in 2023.
The Compact’s monitoring and accountability process will track progress towards the following aspirational impacts:
Financing: Member States prioritize gender-sensitive budgets, funding contributions to WPS and gender equality in humanitarian action in order to meet existing and agreed targets, and by a significant increase in funding to local women’s rights and women-led organizations.
Participation: Peace processes at all levels reflect actions taken by UN, member states, regional organizations, and civil society, to have women in all their diversity meaningfully and fully participating at all stages of the process.
Leadership: Women’s representation, participation and leadership in all public institutions and consultations, including in peacekeeping, security sectors, peace building and humanitarian assessment, analysis, programming, planning, response and monitoring, is accelerated with parity as the end goal.
Economic Security: Women and girls affected by conflict, crisis and displacement have attained increased economic security, autonomy and empowerment through improved access and control of the resources, skill sets, education and employment opportunities.
Protection: Women and girls in all their diversity in conflict and crisis-affected contexts experience significantly fewer violations of their human rights, and threats, attacks and reprisals against women and girls in these contexts are reduced and their consequences mitigated to the greatest possible extent.
The Compact Monitoring Framework (CMF) aims to be an innovative tool to track progress of the WPS-HA Compact and offers a unique perspective through its focus on the humanitarian, development, and peace nexus while also being accessible to all Signatories. Through its development, design, and implementation it is inclusive to all Signatories and the wide variety of beneficiaries they serve. This diversity is reflected through disaggregation, where possible, throughout the framework. It is also responsive to the variety of Signatory groups, recognizing the diversity of these groups in terms of size, operational context, geography, and access to resources. The WPS-HA Compact and the Monitoring Framework bring together the extensive normative frameworks already committed to on both these streams of work, and shows that by taking concerted and holistic action, transformative results are possible.
The WPS-HA Compact Framework provides a clear path for Member States, United Nations entities, regional organizations, private sector actors, and civil society – including women-led and youth organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions – to take concerted action on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action over the next five years.
Download the Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action Compact Framework, which sets out the Compact’s prioritized thematic issues and their associated actions.
There is a demand for consistent and reliable data across efforts on women, peace and security and humanitarian action, to help further progress. However, until now, most efforts on women, peace and security and humanitarian action have been siloed. Like a puzzle, each stakeholder group – from policymakers to researchers to women’s and youth organizations – brings missing data and insights which are vital to collective success. The best way to capture that information is through a yearly reporting process.
As part of a global multi-stakeholder movement, every Signatory has a role to play in ensuring the Compact’s success and effectiveness. The Framework invites Signatories to respond to currently identified gaps in peace and humanitarian processes through the implementation of specific actions. The information collected during the reporting process will help Signatories analyze global impact, make better-informed decisions and investments in their own work, and accelerate implementation of their selected actions.
The best way for the Compact to showcase Signatory impact is to hear directly from Signatories themselves. Each stakeholder group has been tasked with important and unique contributions. Therefore, reporting will be tailored to each specific stakeholder group.
To report on progress towards impact, as defined in the Compact Framework, the CMF will monitor a specific set of indicators, as well as the implementation of selected actions by Signatories. The CMF indictor set will be complemented by sub-indicators selected from existing frameworks and reporting mechanisms to provide additional or supporting information. By linking to existing data sets and reporting mechanisms, the CMF consciously avoids duplication of efforts and, where possible, will synchronize with existing reporting calendars and cycles. These sub-indicators provide additional information to support the contextual analysis of the CMF indicator set.
The CMF utilizes an online reporting dashboard as a tool to support monitoring and reporting, which details Signatory actions, geographic scope and level of financial, policy, programmatic and advocacy investments. The online platform will also track indicators, ultimately showcasing the progress the Compact is making towards achievement.
A public interactive version of the dashboard is currently available with an online self-reporting portal set to launch before the end of 2022. The password protected self-reporting portal will enable Signatories to self-report on the implementation of their specific actions on a rolling basis as soon as the information becomes available. While individual Signatory self-reports will not be available to the public, a dashboard compiling progress towards results will be available to all.
Recognizing the complexity of collecting qualitative data, the CMF will take a multi-pronged approach to gather this information. Specific elements across all five thematic areas of the WPS-HA Compact will be identified for further qualitative inquiry. A mid-term CMF evaluation will be conducted focusing on qualitative data collection to further expand on documented progress towards achievements. CMF reporting will also utilize narrative pieces and impact stories that showcase the work of Signatories.
We understand the burden that reporting can bring to any organization. To that end, reporting will be kept short and simple, and the Compact Secretariat will support and guide you through the process.
Reporting on the Compact will take place once a year beginning in 2023.
Yes. Rather than a burden, the Compact sees regular yearly reporting as a necessary tool to achieve the Framework’s ambitious goals. It also drives accountability, which is how promises become practices, and rhetoric becomes reality.
The Compact’s success will be driven by the results Signatories observe through the implementation of their selected actions. The yearly report is expected to capture key data and insights that will help Signatories make better informed decisions and investments. It will also demonstrate lessons learned, impact achieved, and gaps which need to be filled.
The yearly report will only be as good as the quality of information received by Signatories. The Compact’s aim is to create a simple user-friendly reporting experience for stakeholders that will capture information on the implementation of specific actions and provide a snapshot of our collective progress.
The Compact Secretariat will provide regular support and guidance to Signatories, including specific guidance notes for indicator data collection and reporting, and trainings and webinars hosted on the online self-reporting portal. Additionally, a thematic webinar series will support Signatories to further engage across the Compact’s five pillars of Leadership, Access to Financing, Economic Security, Participation and Protection. Finally, a Community of Practice will facilitate knowledge sharing and connect Signatories on joint areas of work.
Signatories can sign up to additional specific actions at any time.
The Compact Monitoring Framework will adhere to established practices of existing monitoring and accountability mechanisms regarding the publication of information. All reports will be circulated to relevant stakeholders for comments. Approval will be required prior to general publication of information.