UN-SWAP 2.0 framework and technical guidance

The 2023 Version

While the first phase of UN-SWAP implementation focused on gender mainstreaming and planning, the second phase is designed to focus on results, and includes monitoring activities and outcomes for gender-related Sustainable Development Goal results.

Upon expiry of the initial UN-SWAP duration, the UN-SWAP 2.0 was developed with widespread consultation across UN system entities and launched in 2018. It updated and expanded UN-SWAP 1.0, building into it refinements and lessons learned, as well as aligning it with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its focus on results.

The full document

UN-SWAP 2.0 performance indicator framework

UN-SWAP 2.0 framework and technical guidance (full document)

Word doc for data collection from business owners: UN-SWAP data collection table 2023 
Key changes to questions for 2023 reporting are highlighted in yellow in the data collection table:

  • PI 9: extended two questions on type of GEM scale and type of ERP to entities approaching requirements.
  • PI 10: the financial benchmark format should be expressed as a percentage for entities meeting or exceeding requirements. It could be expressed either as a number or as a percentage for entities approaching requirements. 
  • PI 11: the request to quantify the “Total cost of gender advisors (those that are not included in the gender unit)" is no longer mandatory.
  • PI 15: added two new questions regarding tailored trainings for gender focal points and for technical or programmatic staff, with a suggestion to provide an outline if available.


For UN Secretariat entities, the common input for PI 5 (by OIOS), PI 8 and 13 (by DMSPC) have been provided . Secretariat entities may choose to adopt the common rating/narratives, or expand/revise per their own context.

Screenshots on key steps in using the reporting platform: How to use the UN-SWAP reporting platform 2023

The annual entity report cards are published yearly. 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021