While the importance of a gender lens for family planning/reproductive health and maternal and child health (FP/RH/MCH) policies and programs has been widely recognized, as of yet, most efforts to assess gender within these programs have focused on service delivery. This document presents a scorecard to aid in the review of how well gender is integrated into the governance of FP/RH/MCH policies and institutions. Based on the health governance triangle, the scorecard guides users through key indicators that look at the state, citizens, and providers, and provides a simple method for analyzing findings for useful dissemination.
To strengthen policy approaches to engage men and boys in family planning, HP+ presents a policy framework for male engagement and examples of how the framework can be applied to strengthen the enabling environment for male engagement. The framework is organized around men’s and boys’ three overlapping roles in family planning: as contraceptive users, as supportive partners for family planning, and as agents of change. It includes 27 policy provisions that influence men’s and boys’ participation in family planning and seven principles for male engagement. The framework can be used as a resource for policymakers to design policies that support male engagement in family planning. It can also be used as a policy analysis tool to identify strengths and gaps in global, national, and subnational policy environments related to male engagement.
The principle of gender mainstreaming consists of taking systematic account of the differences between the conditions, situations and needs of women and men in all Community policies and actions. The gender impact assessment is one of the methods for gender mainstreaming. It should be used in the very early stage of any policymaking, i.e. when designing it. The aim is to achieve a significant impact not only on the policy design but also on its planning, in order to ensure adequate equality outcomes.
The guidelines assist in the mainstreaming of gender considerations in the planning and budget formulation processes, as well as in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the same. The guidelines assist technical officers and policy arm of government in understanding what the concept of ‘Mainstreaming in Planning’ entails, as well as enabling them and stakeholders to track the outcomes of their efforts. The ultimate goal is to make sure the budgeting process in Kenya is equally responsive to needs and priorities of women, men, girls and boys, respectively.
The tool uses a gender analysis matrix to interrogate the ways in which gender inequities or power relations manifest to affect each of the recommendations within the WHO Guideline on Health Policy and System Support to Optimize Community Health Worker Programmes. Policymakers and programmers can use the tool to: conduct research with CHWs on specific aspects of CHW work related to gender; develop CHW and gender related indicators; develop gender responsive CHW interventions or programmes; and/or engage with CHWs, CHW supervisors and policy makers on the gendered nature of their work.
This tool kit aims to assist development practitioners to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated into development initiatives, and to monitor and evaluate gender equality results. The toolkit is designed for development policy makers, planners, implementers, and evaluators. The tool kit will assist specialists in particular sectors to identify gender equality results and indicators; it may also be used by gender specialists who work across a range of sectors.
This guidance note focuses on country gender mainstreaming responses within national programmes and across sectors. Using a technical illustrative approach, it unpacks the types and sequencing of decisions and actions at each level and step of decision-making—when laws, policies, budgets, and statistics for service delivery and programmes are being developed, operationalized and/or assessed. The guidance note discusses major changes in gender mainstreaming norms within the current global development context and provides general principles for implementing gender mainstreaming at the country level
This toolkit is designed to provide guidance and tools to support staff in integrating GESI perspectives in all stages of project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DME). The goal is to enhance the effectiveness, impact and sustainability of work from a GESI perspective. The toolkit includes practical guidance to help staff align relief and development programming with international GESI integration standards and best practices. The toolkit is based on a review of existing DME tools and approaches.
The facilitated self-assessment guide provides the opportunity to discuss and reflect on current strengths and how to improve processes that drive positive change in GESI through your projects and organisation. The guide supports individual and collective reflective practice among staff on the extent and quality of gender equality and social inclusion work in their WASH projects and organisation, and it designed for anyone working on WASH implementation or research projects that wants to improve (GESI) practice.
The Toolkit guides policy makers in implementing the GEPL Recommendation, helping them design gender-sensitive public policies and services and enable women’s equal access to public decision making. The toolkit is design around four pillars: Institutional and governance frameworks for gender equality and mainstreaming; Gender-sensitive practices in parliaments; Gender-sensitive public employment systems; and Gender-sensitive practices in the judiciary. Each pillar of the Toolkit contains a self-assessment tool allowing policy makers in different areas to analyse their specific country and work contexts and identify gaps, weaknesses and strengths.