Gender is a Key SDG Accelerator: Case Study from Moldova MAPS Mission (2018)

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An analysis of the data from the 2017 UN Mainstreaming, Acceleration, and Policy Support (MAPS) mission in the Republic of Moldova demonstrates the influence gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) has to accelerate development progress towards not only gender-specific targets and goals, but towards targets and goals beyond Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women and Girls. Though evidence for GEWE as an accelerator of development abounds, this document provides a country case study for Gender Theme Groups (GTGs) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) as they craft strategies in collaboration with national and local partners working towards the 2030 agenda.