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.
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.
Given the impact of gender inequality on the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls and the health of women and their children, UN Women developed this programming guide that provides practical guidance and tools to understand the influence of gender inequality on SRMNCAH, and how to effectively integrate gender equality into programming. The guide serves as an important resource to complement and build on existing guidance and tools to strengthen gender equality efforts to improve health outcomes for women, children, and adolescents.
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.
GENPAR, or the Gender in Infectious Disease Epidemic Preparedness And Response Toolkit, is a set of benchmarks and tools to integrate gender into select core capacities of the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005. GENPAR provides a set of actions (WHAT to do) as well as a range of tools (HOW to do it) to achieve each benchmark in integrating gender into the preparedness and response capacities covered by the toolkit. Using GENPAR, gender can be integrated into selected capacities step-by-step.
This Guide aims to strengthen programming by providing clear approaches and recommendations for projects that promote gender-sensitive SBC to improve nutrition outcomes within the context of undernutrition and food security. This guidance is based on the 1,000 Days approach, thus PLW and children under two are the target beneficiaries for this work. While it was designed for use in nutrition and food security programming, approaches may also be applicable to other sectors and programs. However, it may be necessary to tailor the recommendations and tools in this Guide to fit a particular program context.
Advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is essential to realizing the rights of all children. This guidance is intended as a “how-to” for integrating a gender lens in UNICEF evaluations. It aims to fully assess gender results and ensure that evaluation processes and recommendations are truly gender-transformative. The guide includes sections on planning and conducting evaluations as well as reporting and disseminating findings.
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.
Save the Children’s Gender and Power (GAP) Analysis Guidance is an essential tool to identify, understand, and address discrimination and inequalities that prevent children, their families, and communities from claiming their full and equal rights. It supports the design and adaptation of programming that positively transforms unequal power relations and ensures all stakeholders can equitably access, participate in, be decision makers for, and benefit from activities. It enables evidence-based programming and advocacy that advance gender equality and social justice.
The Jhpiego Gender Analysis Toolkit is a practical guide for public health professionals seeking to understand how gender can impact health outcomes, both through service delivery and access to information and care. Its primary focus is sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. The purpose of the Gender Analysis Toolkit is to provide research questions to guide data collection when performing a project-level gender analysis.