This brief explores what gender-responsive M&E is, why it is important, and how to integrate it into health programs, with a particular focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.
This brief addresses gender inequities that health workers who provide maternal and newborn health services experience. Key issues faced by providers include long working hours, poor remuneration, lack of training opportunities, violence, and restrictions on mobility. Example indicators under each area are provided.
Adolescent-responsive health systems intentionally transition the emphasis from creating separate adolescent-friendly spaces towards ensuring that all health services are responsive to the needs and rights of adolescents by incorporating adolescent-friendly elements that have demonstrated effectiveness into the health system. This tool can be used to inform work plans, national priority setting, and budgeting, as well as to measure and monitor a health system’s progress in meeting the needs and rights of adolescents of all genders over time.
The Gender Competency Self-Assessment Tool for Family Planning Providers provides a method for measuring the knowledge, attitudes, and skills of individual providers in six domains of gender competency. By completing this self-assessment, providers can determine their current level of gender competency, and thereby identify areas of strength and weakness in each domain.
EMERGE is an initiative focused on measurement of gender equality and empowerment. The platform is designed as a repository of measures and resources for survey researchers and practitioners working on development, program monitoring and evaluation, and for consideration of state or national indicators.
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.
The Gender Guidance Process and Template was developed for country-level offices of health interested in developing their own gender guidance documents. The document is divided into two sections. The process section outlines a method for developing gender guidelines, following a strategic planning process of assessment, objective setting, strategy development, and M&E. The template section provides a template which summarizes the outcomes of the strategic planning process and provides guidance to implementing partners on how to integrate gender into their projects.
These practical guidelines are intended to help all those who work on results-based monitoring (RBM). They focus on the specific challenges of integrating the topic of gender equality by drawing up a solid gender analysis that documents and describes the gender-specific situations, challenges and opportunities and translates these into specific activities and interventions; systematically documenting the positive and negative effects that any activities and interventions have on gender relations and on the different life situations and concerns of women and men by setting up ‘an adequate monitoring system’.
Gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation systems are as important as a gender-responsive project design. Gender-blind design projects can be corrected by formulating gender-inclusive indicators and conducting gender-responsive evaluations, thereafter keeping track of the project’s contribution to the goal of gender equality in the world of work. This guidance note explains why it is important to integrate gender equality systematically into monitoring and evaluation processes.
This toolkit supports Health Partnerships in integrating a GESI approach by identifying entry points across all elements of Health Partnership work: project design and implementation; internal organisational structures and activities; and monitoring and evaluation activities. Using the information in this document and the tools in the annexes, you will be able conduct a GESI needs assessment and develop a GESI Strategy and Action Plan to ensure this is considered in the design, delivery and monitoring of your activities.