This toolkit provides practical guidance to support gender analysis and the integration of gender considerations into UNICEF programming, with intent. This toolkit addresses key questions such as: How can we make our analysis sharper in order to uncover gender barriers? What can we do to unblock systems bottlenecks and drive gender-responsive and gender transformative programming? What is needed to promote gender inequality as well as women and girls’ empowerment? How do UNICEF systems support measuring our programming, documenting our results and enable us to express a compelling storyline?
This toolkit is a step towards strengthening the institutional and individual capacity to undertake gender mainstreaming in UNICEF’s programmes and to advance policy commitments on gender equality. This toolkit provides practical guidance to assist UNICEF staff to effectively integrate gender into all aspects of their work and all stages of the programme cycle. The empowerment of women and girls is most effective if gender is a primary focus of all interventions – starting with assessment, analysis and design phases and through to implementation, monitoring and evaluation.