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Mainstreaming gender into joint programmes
All SDG Fund programmes mainstream gender into their implementation and monitoring plans. It uses the experience of MDG-F joint programmes that suggests a number of ways to mainstream gender approaches.
The MDG-F’s Knowledge Management Strategy on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, led by UNDP’s Gender Unit, recommended to take into account the following criteria for designing gender-sensitive programmes:
- Has the project/programme included gender analysis in its design, implementation, and management?
- Does the project/programme include specific, measurable outcomes, outputs, activities and indicators related to gender equality and women’s empowerment?
- Does the project/programme include age and sex-disaggregated data and gender statistics for the project/programme development and implementation?
- Has the project/programme facilitated participatory processes that involve women equitably, and included their needs and contributions in all the steps of the project and/or programme cycle?
- Have gender experts been involved in all steps of the project or programme cycle?
- Have all the projects been rated with the Gender Marker?
- Have a proportion of core and non-core funds been clearly indicated for gender equality and/or the empowerment of women?
- Have all possible steps been taken to ensure gender parity in the recruitment of project staff, consultants, and/or vendors?
All our programmes have been asked to answer these questions when designing, implementing, and monitoring our programmes.
For further information, see:
- Two Roads, One Goal: Dual Strategy for Gender Equality Programming in the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F/UNDP/UN Women, 2013)
- Making Joint Gender Programmes Work (MDG-F/UNDP, 2013)