ADS CHAPTER 205 -Integrating Gender
Equality In USAID’s Program Cycle
Nudrat Mufti
Gender Defintion
• Gender is a social construct that refers to relations
between and among the sexes, based on their relat...
Gender Analysis
• *Gender analysis refers to the systematic gathering and
analysis of information on gender differences an...
Gender Assessment
• *Gender assessment involves carrying out a review, from a gender
perspective, of an organization’s pro...
Gender Equality
• A broad concept and a goal for development. It is
achieved when men and women have equal rights,
freedom...
Gender Equity
• The process of being fair to women and men. To ensure
fairness, measures must often
• be available to comp...
Gender Integration
• *Involves identifying and then addressing gender
differences during strategic planning, project desig...
USAID’s CriteriaFor Assessing Performance Indicators
Include:
• Direct (valid) : Closely represents the result it is inten...
Policy Stance On Gender Equality
• To advance women’s equal participation with men
as decision-makers in shaping the susta...
ADS Chapter205 -IntegratingGender Equalityand Female
Empowerment in USAID’s Program Cycle
In 2012, USAID adopted several c...
Gender Analysis Is A Subset Of Socio-
economic Analysis.
Socially Relevant Category
Households, Communities,
And Countries...
Domains Of Analysis To Include In Gender Analysis:
Cultural Norms and Beliefs
Domains of Analysis to include in gender ana...
Gender Integrationand the Program Cycle
• Agency Level Policy And Strategy Formulation;
• Country Development Cooperation ...
Understanding Will Result
Gaps
Between
Males And
Females
Reduced
Economic,
Political,
And Social
Resources
Controlled
Prev...
Gender Key Issue
• In Operational Plans (OPs) and Performance Plan and Reports
(PPRs), the Gender Key Issue is comprised o...
Outcomes
Three Outcomes Specified In The Gender Equality And
Female Empowerment Policy:
• Reductions In Gaps Between Males...
Additional Reference
• Gender 101 Online Training Course (course code G101GEUSAID)
• Gender and Health Resources
• Guide o...
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  1. 1. ADS CHAPTER 205 -Integrating Gender Equality In USAID’s Program Cycle Nudrat Mufti
  2. 2. Gender Defintion • Gender is a social construct that refers to relations between and among the sexes, based on their relative roles. It encompasses the economic, political, and socio- cultural attributes, constraints, and opportunities associated with being male or female. • As a social construct, gender varies across cultures, is dynamic and open to change over time. Because of the variation in gender across cultures and over time, gender roles should not be assumed but investigated. Note that gender is not interchangeable with women or sex. (Chapters 200-203)
  3. 3. Gender Analysis • *Gender analysis refers to the systematic gathering and analysis of information on gender differences and social relations to identify and understand the different roles, divisions of labor, resources, constraints, needs, Opportunities/capacities, and interests of men and women (and girls and boys) in a given context. • USAID requires that the findings of a gender analysis are used to inform the design of country strategic plans, 02/10/2012 Partial Revision
  4. 4. Gender Assessment • *Gender assessment involves carrying out a review, from a gender perspective, of an organization’s programs and its ability to monitor and respond to gender issues in both technical programming and institutional policies and practices. A gender assessment is a flexible tool, based on the needs of the Mission, and may also include a gender analysis at the country level. • If a gender analysis is included in a gender assessment, this meets the ADS requirements. Findings from a gender assessment may be used, for example, to inform a country strategic plan or a Development Objective and/or develop a Mission Gender Plan of Action or a Mission Order on gender. (Chapters 200-203)
  5. 5. Gender Equality • A broad concept and a goal for development. It is achieved when men and women have equal rights, freedoms, conditions, and opportunities for realizing their full potential and for contributing to and benefiting from economic, social, cultural, and political development. • It means society values men and women equally for their similarities and the diverse roles they play. It signifies the outcomes that result from gender equity strategies and processes. (Chapters 200-203)
  6. 6. Gender Equity • The process of being fair to women and men. To ensure fairness, measures must often • be available to compensate for historical and social disadvantages that prevent women • and men from otherwise operating on a level playing field. Equity leads to equality. • (Chapters 200-203)
  7. 7. Gender Integration • *Involves identifying and then addressing gender differences during strategic planning, project design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. • Since the roles and relations of power between men and women affect how a project is implemented, it is essential that USAID staff address these issues on an ongoing basis. USAID uses the term gender integration in planning and programming. (Chapters 200-203)
  8. 8. USAID’s CriteriaFor Assessing Performance Indicators Include: • Direct (valid) : Closely represents the result it is intended to measure. • Objective: Unambiguous about what is being measured; has a precise operational definition that ensures comparability over time. • Practical :Data can be collected on a timely basis and at reasonable cost. • Adequate : Only the minimum number of indicators necessary to ensure that key dimensions of a result are sufficiently captured. • Reliable: Data are of sufficient quality for confident decision-making. • Disaggregated where possible: By characteristics such as sex, age, economic status, and location,
  9. 9. Policy Stance On Gender Equality • To advance women’s equal participation with men as decision-makers in shaping the sustainable development of their societies • To support women and girls in the realization of their full human rights • To reduce gender inequalities in access and control over the resources and benefits of development
  10. 10. ADS Chapter205 -IntegratingGender Equalityand Female Empowerment in USAID’s Program Cycle In 2012, USAID adopted several comprehensive and interlinked policies and strategies to reduce gender inequality and to enable girls and women to realize their rights, determine their life outcomes, influence decision-making and become change agents in households, communities, and societies. These policies and strategies include: The Gender Equality and Female Empowerme nt Policy, The U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security, The U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender- Based Violence Globally, The USAID Vision for Ending Child Marriage and Meeting the Needs of Married Children, and The USAID Counter- Trafficking in Persons Policy
  11. 11. Gender Analysis Is A Subset Of Socio- economic Analysis. Socially Relevant Category Households, Communities, And Countries Age, Income, Ethnicity, Race, Disability Status, Location, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Country, Geographic, Cultural, Institutional, Economic Education, Health, Political participation, Economic activity and earnings, Time use, Violence, and Other relevant domains. Access To Assets, Resources, Opportunities And Services
  12. 12. Domains Of Analysis To Include In Gender Analysis: Cultural Norms and Beliefs Domains of Analysis to include in gender analysis: Gender Roles, Responsibilities, and Time Used Access to and Control over Assets and Resources Patterns of Power and Decision-making
  13. 13. Gender Integrationand the Program Cycle • Agency Level Policy And Strategy Formulation; • Country Development Cooperation Strategies • Technical Components Of The Solicitation • Statements Of Work, Statements Of Objective And Performance Work Statements • Project Design And Implementation • Spelled Out In The Problem Statement • Reflected In Project Design • Monitoring, Evaluation, And Learning • Tracked By Qualitative Or Quantitative Indicators In Performance Monitoring • Addressed In The Evaluation Plan And Reporting Requirements.
  14. 14. Understanding Will Result Gaps Between Males And Females Reduced Economic, Political, And Social Resources Controlled Prevalence Of Gender- based Violence Reduced Reductions In Constraints That Prevent Women And Girls, Influence made in Decisions In Their Societies
  15. 15. Gender Key Issue • In Operational Plans (OPs) and Performance Plan and Reports (PPRs), the Gender Key Issue is comprised of four sub-key issues Gender Equality/Women’s Empowerment (GE/WE) – Primary Gender Equality/Women’s Empowerment (GE/WE) – Secondary Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Women, Peace, and Security (WPS)
  16. 16. Outcomes Three Outcomes Specified In The Gender Equality And Female Empowerment Policy: • Reductions In Gaps Between Males And Females In Access To/Control Over Economic, Political, And Social Resources; • Reductions In The Prevalence Of Gender-based Violence; • Reductions In Constraints That Prevent Women And Girls From Leading, Participating Fully In, And Influencing Decisions In Their Societies
  17. 17. Additional Reference • Gender 101 Online Training Course (course code G101GEUSAID) • Gender and Health Resources • Guide on How to Integrate Disability into Gender Assessments and • Analyses • Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev) • Tips for Integrating Gender Into USAID Agricultural Sector Solicitations • Tips for Integrating Gender Into USAID Education Sector Solicitations • Toward Gender Equality in Europe and Eurasia: A Toolkit for Analysis

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