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GAD Policy and 3 Operational Plans

2008 Strategy 2020 Gender Equity: driver of change

1998 Policy on Gender and Development

Gender and Development Plans of Action (PoAs)

roadmaps for policy implementation PoA ( 2008-2012) adopted prior to Strategy 2020 Completed 2012 Operations plan not organizational gender issues

Gender Equality and Womens Empowerment Operational Plan 2013-2020

sets out the strategic directions and the guiding framework for moving forward the gender equity agenda, and better aligning gender operations with Strategy 2020

Operations with Gender Mainstreaming (2007 2012)

100% 90% 80% 70%
65% 53% 56% 42% 29% 27% 31% 43% 38% 42% 51% 76% 86% 76% 67% 58% 76%
Projects with Gender Concerns ADF Gender Mainstreaming Gender Mainstreaming (ADF & OCR)

50% 40% 30% 20%


0% 2007
Gender Equity Theme





No Gender Elements

Effective Gender Mainstreaming

Some Gender Elements

Gender Equality Operational Plan

Builds on past achievements, experiences & lessons Gender mainstreaming in core sectors will be consolidated, expanded and made gender-smart Pilot initiatives for scaling up to tackle more difficult & sensitive issues: gender based-violence and womens empowerment Shifts emphasis from at entry design to improving implementation for better gender equality outcomes

Gender Operational Plan

Consolidate & expand gender mainstreaming across core sectors Explore more GEN operations Target narrowing gender gaps Improve quality at entry Strengthen implementation for better gender equality results Monitor gender equality outcomes at country level