Developed for the USAID Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) Project, this guide outlines a unique gender integration approach utilizing the science of improvement to integrate gender seamlessly into activities. It aims to build the competencies of policy makers, service providers, and community health workers to analyze gender issues – including GBV – that affect development activities. It allows teams to identify gender gaps and issues affecting the achievement of improvement aims, design and implement activities to close these gaps, and document learning.
This checklist is an assessment tool to determine the extent to which gender equality is considered in a programme’s design, implementation and scale-up. Itt provides practical guidance and tools to understand the influence of gender inequality on sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (SRMNCAH), and how to effectively integrate gender equality into programming. The guide will: Help users to explore how and why gender inequality is a key determinant of SRMNCAH; teach users about types of interventions to address gender inequalities; show users how to identify actions to support human-rights-based and gender-responsive interventions.