On 27 and 28 November 2003, the European Commission (EuropeAid) and Sida Evaluation Units organised a joint seminar entitled “Integrating Gender Equality into Development Co-operation: Drawing Lessons from the Recent Evaluations by Sida and the European Commission”. The point of departure for the seminar, on which this report is based, was two comprehensive evaluations of the implementation and results of gender mainstreaming strategies conducted by the Commission and Sida respectively. Both evaluations aimed to assess progress with the implementation of policy commitments on gender equality in development co-operation, and to provide guidance on how to move forward with the strategy of gender mainstreaming in development co-operation with partner countries.
The study consists of four parts: (i) introduction to the study and the theoretical background, (ii) policy level issues in the UN and Finland, (iii) project level and (iv) conclusions. After the general introduction the author introduces the data and methods used in this study. After methods follows a short introduction to the background and basics of international development assistance; what is it and why is it done. Next there is an introduction to selescted scientific discussion topîcs on gender and gender equality, which form the theoretical basis for my study.
The United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development (ICFfD) meeting, held in Monterrey, Mexico on 18-22 March 2002, was convened by the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), to discuss how financial resources could be mobilized and channeled to fulfill the international commitments that were agreed to at previous United Nations conferences and summits of the 1990s, including those in the 2000 Millennium Development Goals – MDGs.The objective of this background paper is to use a gendered approach in examining the development financing strategies endorsed in the 2002 Monterrey Consensus. The paper seeks to identify what needs to be done to ensure that gender perspectives are incorporated in the followup mechanisms to the conference as well as in the broader global effort for economic and gender justice, peace and the realization of human rights.
This Handbook has four sections… Section 1: Handbook on concepts and methods formainstreaming gender equality — Section 2: Ec priority areas for development cooperation: aspects for gender analysis — Section 3: Glossary of gender and development terms — Section 4: Gender machineries, sources of information, contacts and networks
This issue of Gender Dialogue, looks at gender equality and women’s empowerment and the achievement of the MDGs.
The evaluation report relates to the extent to which gender issues have been integrated into ODA programs and projects in the period 1994-99 in South Africa. It presents tools and mechanisms to ensure gender-integrated ODA programs and projects in future, especially in the planning stages; and discusses tools and mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation of projects and programs in terms of gender integration.
[.pdf] GD116- Aid in Support of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment – Donor Charts – March 2013
Statistics based on DAC Members’ reporting on the Gender Equality Policy Marker, 2010-2011 Creditor Reporting System database.
Journal title: World Bank Economic Review, volume 23, issue 2
Authors: Claessens, Stijn; Cassimon, Danny; Van Campenhout, Bjorn