As part of the analysis of the implementation cycle, relevant gender issues or gender gaps in the area of intervention are identified.

This includes a gender analysis or a gender impact assessment that does not only cover thematic gender aspects (e.g. gender aspects related to poverty, youth unemployment or new skills) but also evaluates the gender aspects within structures and procedures of the programme or action plan (e.g. budget issues, decision making procedures, assessment criteria for projects etc.).

A gender sensitive programme or action plan analysis needs to:

  • integrate gender as a guiding question at all stages of analysis of the entire planning and  implementation process, rather than merely adding a “gender chapter”;
  • assess the different impacts of the policy of the programme on women and men in their diversity in each part of the analysis;
  • assess the different economic circumstances and social realities of women and men (e.g. effects of educational and labour market segregation on women and men, influence of access to resources, influence of share of paid and unpaid work, or feminization of poverty or state of the art of the pay gap);
  • examine the degree to which the common gender equality objectives of the OP have already been met and what factors hinder progress.

Such an analysis is a pre-condition for setting gender-equality objectives and indicators for the programme or action plan.

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Created: 2013/01/10   Changed: 2014/12/04