An introduction to the use of gender indicators at policy, programme, and project levels

An introduction to the use of gender indicators at policy, programme, and project levels

How can gender indicators best be used at policy, project and programme levels?

Briefing note aimed at those interested in the development and use of gender indicators at the policy, programme and project level. The authors argue that both quantitative and qualitative indicators can be used and that gender indicators can provide policy makers with detailed information to guide interventions. A number of practical tips for developing gender indicators are also discussed. These include:

  • state the objective – include details of  who will benefit
  • review the activities required to reach the objective, ensuring that they cover activities that will reach both women and men
  • indicators should ideally be developed in a participatory fashion, based on inputs from all stakeholders wherever possible
  • the ultimate focus should be on outcomes from projects and programmes.
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