Steps in Gender – Based Analysis

  • Identifying the Issue

    Are both women’s and men’s experiences reflected in the way issues are identified?

  • Defining Desired/Anticipated Outcomes

    What do you want to achieve with this policy, and how does this objective fit into stated commitments to social and economic equality?

    Who will be affected? How will the effects of the policy be different for women and men, girls and boys?

  • Gathering Information

    What types of gender-specific data are available?

  • Conducting Research

    How will the research you consult or conduct address the different experiences of men and women?

  • Developing and Analysing Options

    How will each option have a different effect on women’s or men’s social and/or economic situation?

    How will innovative solutions be developed to address the gender issues you have identified?

  • Making Recommendations

    In what ways is gender equality a significant element in weighting and recommending options?

    How can the policy programming be implemented in an equitable manner?

  • Communicating the Policy

    How will the communications strategy ensure that information is accessible to both women and men?

  • Evaluating the Analysis

    How will gender equality concerns be incorporated into the evaluation criteria?
    How can this be demonstrated?

    What indicators will you use to measure the effects of the policy/programme on women and men?