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Gender marker

  1. 1. IFAD’s Gender and Targeting Webinar Series Purpose of the webinar series Webinar programme for series 1 29 April – Livelihoods and gender analysis 20 May – Targeting and gender strategies 17 June – Monitoring and impact indicators 2 July – Gender marker
  2. 2. Gender markers Structure I. Context of gender markers II. Definition of IFAD g marker* III. Use of gender markers* IV. Next steps * Opportunity for contributions Links Short paper on IFAD gender marker Inter-Agency Standing Committee ics/gender/page/iasc-gender-marker UNDP Gender Equality Marker Guidance Note (focus on financial tracking) 6%20- %20Draft%20UNDG%20Gender%20Equa lity%20Guidance%20Note.pdf
  3. 3. 1. Context of gender marker Rural livelihoods Project design + indicators Gender strategyTargeting strategy Project implementation + M&E Project impact Gender analysisSocio-economic analysis Target group profile
  4. 4. Context of IFAD gender marker Quality control: internal and external Many features of project assessed at design, implementation and completion, including • poverty focus • gender • innovation, learning, scaling up • risks and sustainability Six point system, from highly unsatisfactory to highly satisfactory Results tracked and reported annually: • Annual Review of Portfolio Performance (ARPP) • Report on IFAD's Development Effectiveness (RIDE) including annual report on gender • Annual Report on Results and Impact of IFAD Operations (ARRI)
  5. 5. II. Definition of IFAD gender marker Score G description 1 Highly unsatisfactory Gender blind 2 Unsatisfactory Gender neutral 3 Moderately unsatisfactory Gender aware 4 Moderately satisfactory Partial GMS 5 Satisfactory Full GMS 6 Highly satisfactory Gender transformative Link to gender checklist and PMU performance checklist Alignment with other markers 0 1 2 (or 2a) 3 (or 2b) IASC UNDP UNICEF ADB OECD
  6. 6. Gender markers in project cycle Identification Design Implementation and monitoring Completion I. Poverty, gender and livelihoods analysis II. Targeting and gender strategies and mechanisms III. Operational measures, indicators, monitoring IV. Evaluation and impact assessment GM 1: Quality assurance GM 2: Project status report GM 3: Project completion/ Evaluation GM 4: Financial resource tracking
  7. 7. Reporting: for example, status of ongoing project performance by region, 2013 Capacity building: Training, gender network, communication Recognition: Gender awards for best performing project per region III. Use of gender marker 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Asia and Pacific East and Southern Africa Latin America and Caribbean Near East, North Africa and Europe West and Central Africa More than satisfactory (score = 5-6) Satisfactory (score = 4) Less than satisfactory (scores = 1-3)
  8. 8. G marker: financial resource tracking Percentage of total loan value Score 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Not relevant Gender aware (score = 3) Partial g mainstreaming (score = 4) Gender mainstreaming (score = 5) Gender transformative (score = 6) Distribution of total loan value by score • 35 loans approved 2012-2013 • Design of each component/sub component analysed from gender perspective • G marker score assigned to reflect degree to which gender issues addressed • Excluded components where not relevant to consider a gender dimension
  9. 9. Analysis of loan finance by theme 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Not relevant Gender aware (score = 3) Partial g mainstreaming (score = 4) Gender mainstreaming (score = 5) Gender transformative (score = 6) Overall Community-driven and human development Livestock Small and micro enterprise development Percentage of total component value
  10. 10. IV. Next steps Strengths  Scoring already an integral part of the IFAD system  Scores used widely for tracking overall performance at project design, implementation and completion  Extended use to gender awards Next steps  Strengthen use in financial resource tracking  Follow individual project performance from design through to completion  Learn from successes and where to focus implementation support
  11. 11. V. Conclusion Webinar programme for series 2 • Household methodologies • Gender and thematic areas: rural finance, land, livestock, nutrition, climate change, youth, value chains Recap I. Context of gender markers II. Definition of IFAD g marker III. Use of gender markers IV. Next steps