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Policy evaluation and gender mainstreaming in the European Union: The perfect (mis)match?

Minto, Rachel, Mergaert, Lut and Bustelo, Maria 2019. Policy evaluation and gender mainstreaming in the European Union: The perfect (mis)match? European Journal of Politics and Gender 10.1332/251510819X15725988471100
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This article assesses the ability of the European Commission’s current approach to policy evaluation to evaluate gender mainstreaming and, in turn, other cross-cutting social agendas (Articles 8–10 TFEU). Taking European Union research policy as a case study, through our analysis, we reveal mismatches between current evaluation standards adopted within the Better Regulation framework and requirements for effectively assessing progress towards cross-cutting social objectives, such as gender equality. The article concludes with a series of recommendations to overcome the identified shortcomings. Our analysis constitutes a key contribution to the development of feminist scholarship on the post-implementation phase of the policy process.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Publisher: Bristol University Press
ISSN: 2515-1088
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 20 December 2019
Date of Acceptance: 1 November 2019
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2020 15:48

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