Start Dates of Strategic Vision Projects and their Regional Distribution
The Strategic Vision for Girls and Women policy frame came into effect in 2011. There is an overall trend in more Strategic Vision-related projects being implemented after the policy came into effect, as the year with the largest total number of Strategic Vision-related projects was 2012.
East and Central Africa initiated just 4 new Strategic Vision-related projects in 2010 but then a large increase occurred in 2011 to 19, 25 in 2012 and 29 in 2013.
Similarly, in West and Southern Africa just 10 new Strategic Vision-related projects began in 2010, jumping to 21 new projects in 2011, 38 in 2012 and then 29 in 2013.
Additionally, Western Asia followed the same trend – no new Strategic Vision-related projects began in 2010, 4 started in 2011 but then 8 new projects began in both the years 2012 and 2013.
The number of new projects initiated in Asia and the Caribbean differs a little, but an increase can be seen between the years 2011 to 2012. Whilst 8 new projects began in 2010 and 3 in 2011, 11 began in 2012, although this dropped to 6 new projects in 2013.
The increase in new Strategic Vision-related projects can be viewed a little earlier for those projects labelled as ‘Global’. Global’ means those projects that have a worldwide focus, such as global funds, or those that take place in a non-DFID focal country. Here, only 1 new project began in 2010, but in 2011, 8 new projects were initiated. In 2012, the number of new projects dropped to 4, with another 4 beginning in 2013.
In the Middle East few new Strategic Vision-related projects were implemented in the time period. In 2010, 1 new project started, then 3 started in both 2011 and 2012 and no relevant projects began in 2013.
It should be noted that data for the year 2014 is incomplete, as data collection took place mid-way through the year, in the summer of 2014.