Practical tips on preparing targeting and gender strategies

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  • 1. IFAD’s Gender and Targeting Webinar Series Purpose of the webinar series Webinar programme • 29 April – Livelihoods and gender analysis • 20 May – Targeting and gender strategies • 17 June – Monitoring and impact indicators • Other topics – Household methodologies
  • 2. Practical tips on preparing targeting and gender strategies Structure I. Targeting and gender strategies in project cycle II. Elements of targeting strategy and checklist * III. Elements of gender strategy and checklist* IV. Implementation arrangements* V. Putting it all together * * Opportunity for contributions
  • 3. I. Where is T&G strategy formulation in the project cycle? Identification Design Implementation and monitoring Evaluation I. Gender and livelihoods analysis II. Targeting and gender strategies and mechanisms III. Operational measures, indicators, monitoring IV. Evaluation and impact assessment IFAD staff/ consultants PMU staff/ consultants
  • 4. Targeting and gender in project cycle
  • 5. Targeting and gender process Rural livelihoods Project design + indicators Gender strategyTargeting strategy Project implementation + M&E Project impact Gender analysisSocio-economic analysis Target group profile
  • 6. II. Elements of targeting strategy Direct and self targeting Empowering Enabling Typology of target group • Resources, skills • Access to services • Livelihoods (in context of project) • Vulnerabilities • Coping mechanisms • Needs and priorities Procedural, implementation and monitoring Target group Priority needs Impact assessment and evaluation Geographic targeting Procedural, implementation and monitoring
  • 7. Targeting checklist Design features Target group Definition, socio-economic analysis, likely interest Geographic targeting Remote areas, concentration of target group Direct targeting Quotas, specific activities, ear-marked funds Self targeting Value chains, non-farm enterprises, group operations, Empowering Literacy classes, labour saving technologies Enabling Land tenure legislation, staff development Procedural Eligibility criteria, application procedures, child care
  • 8. III. Elements of gender strategy Economic empowerment • Access and control over resources • Participation in profitable activities • Access and control over benefits Decision-making and representation • Within households • Savings and credit groups, micro-finance institutions, producer organizations • Community bodies eg water user assocs Equitable workload balance • Rural infrastructure and services • Labour-saving technologies • Equitable balance between benefits/ remuneration
  • 9. Gender checklist (adaptable to youth, indigenous peoples and others for social inclusion) Design features Target group Poverty and livelihoods from gender perspective Economic empowerment Access and control over resources Skills and knowledge Decision making and representation Membership and leadership training Quotas Equitable workload and sharing in benefits Labour saving technologies Household methodologies
  • 10. IV. Implementation arrangements Design features PMU staff Skills, composition, responsibilities, gender specialist/focal point, training M&E Collection, analysis and reporting of sex- disaggregated data, gender-sensitive indicators PMU internal procedures Implementation manual, AWPB, gender strategy, progress reports, supervision missions PMU external procedures Networking, policy dialogue Implementing partners and service providers Demonstrable commitment and experience, joint communications strategy, joint missions Community Participatory planning, eligibility criteria
  • 11. V. Putting it all together Poverty and gender analysis of rural livelihoods Target group characteristics and priority needs Impact Implementation arrangements Direct targeting Empowering measures Procedural measures Enabling measures Self-targeting Equitable workloads Dec-making+represent Economic empower Why Who and where Does it make a difference? How to implement and when What How to deliver
  • 12. What happens next Project design • Working paper = foundation • Aide memoire • Project design report • Main text • Annex 2: 6 pages, with T and G checklists • Inputs to other annexes: project components, M&E, indicators, TORs for project staff and partners • Logframe Project implementation • Project implementation manual • Launch/start-up workshop • Fully-developed gender strategy
  • 13. Outline for full strategy 1. Introduction (0.5 page): Context, Rationale 2. Vision or Goal (30 words or less!) 3. Gender Mainstreaming within project activities (3-5 pages) 4. Gender mainstreaming at the organizational level ( 3 pages) 5. Implementation (2 pages) 6. Costs and financing (2 pages) 7. Risk Management ( 0.5 page) 8. Results Framework (1 page)
  • 14. VI. Conclusion Webinar programme 29 April – Livelihoods and gender analysis 20 May – Targeting and gender strategies 17 June – Monitoring and impact indicators Other topics – Household methodologies Recap I. Targeting and gender strategies in project cycle II. Elements of targeting strategy and checklist III. Elements of gender strategy and checklist IV. Implementation arrangements V. Putting it all together