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EU Gender Advisory Services 2012 1 The gender equality marker in EU development cooperation GENDER POLICY MARKER.

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1 EU Gender Advisory Services The gender equality marker in EU development cooperation GENDER POLICY MARKER

2 EU Gender Advisory Services 2012 HOW TO APPLY THE G-MARKER 2 Rationale: increase the number of G-1 and G-2 programmes / projects EU Plan of Action on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment in Development : Indicator 4.4 « By 2013 at least 75% of all new proposals score G-2 (gender as principle objective) or G-1 (gender as significant objective) »

3 3 G-marker in aid cycle 1. Programming 2. Identification 3. Formulation 4. Implementation 5. Evaluation + Audit NIP NPD / CSP/ DSCRP ROM : G-marker assessment G -marker on programme G -marker on projects objectives and/or results expected Country (or Sector) Gender profile GEWE objectives Apply GESCi Apply GESCf

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6 EU Gender Advisory Services 2012 HOW TO APPLY THE G-MARKER 6 DAC-OECD Policy Marker Policy markers developed by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of OECD The marker system facilitates monitoring and co-ordination of Members activities in support of DAC policy objectives for aid Other DAC markers: aid to environment, participatory development/good governance

7 EU Gender Advisory Services 2012 HOW TO APPLY THE G-MARKER 7 Correct use of the G-Marker Survey on a sample of AIDCO 2008 new projects in the CRIS database –Global coverage ratio for EU sector-allocable activities 87% ; However, the % varies according to EU Delegation –35% well marked –41% badly marked –24% missing documents (logframe, Action Fiche, etc.)

8 EU Gender Advisory Services 2012 HOW TO APPLY THE G-MARKER 8 GENDER POLICY MARKER – G-Marker The G-Marker is used to track resource allocations of donors to promoting gender equality There are three G-Markers: –G-0: when gender equality is not targeted –G-1: when gender equality is a significant objective –G-2: when gender equality is a principle or main objective

9 9 H ow to apply the G-marker? Assess the main objective(s) of the project Is promotion of gender equality somewhere targeted in the project? YESNO Would this project have been initiated if gender equality was not mentioned in the objective(s)? YESNO G-0: Gender is not targeted G-2 : Gender Equality is a main objective Is promotion of GE included in the project design (expected results) ? YESNO G-1: Gender Equality is a significant objective

10 EU Gender Advisory Services 2012 HOW TO APPLY THE G-MARKER 10 Methodological issues- 1: programme with different components Applying the G-marker may be difficult for programmes with different components/sections. mark each component/section as a project total overview of scores for the different components/ sections enables to decide if gender equality is a principle or significant objective, or not targeted Example? Human rights programme, next slide

11 11 Example: A Human Rights programme A Human Rights programme consisting of 3 components Component 1: Rehabilitation and equipment of Justice Infrastructures Component 2: Promotion of Womens rights Component 3: Capacity building programme of Policemen Applying the G-marker to the 3 components: Component 1: Gender is not targeted = G-0. This component might however be relevant for gender issues Component 2: Gender is the principal objective = G-2 Component 3: Gender is not targeted = G-0. The programme can be marked G-1 if the Component 2 is a significant component in the programme. If Component 2 is a small or marginal component, the programme would be marked G-0. NB : Component 3 could become a G-1 if gender relevant issues would be included in the objectives, e.g. objectives of training police forces on how to address gender-based violence and in promoting equal opportunities of men and women within the police force, etc.

12 EU Gender Advisory Services 2012 HOW TO APPLY THE G-MARKER 12 Methodological issues- 2: local calls for proposals How to do with local calls for proposals, which result in G-2, G-1 and G-0 projects? If no gender perspective in the design of the local call for proposals, CfP = G-0 (gender is not targeted by the donor), even when later on, the call results by chance in gender sensitive projects. The opposite case can also happen. CfP = G-1 as Gender is a significant objective in the call for proposals (the intention of the donor is G-1), but the results in terms of gender sensitive proposals may be poor.

13 EU Gender Advisory Services 2012 HOW TO APPLY THE G-MARKER 13 Some links … GESCi and GESCf : section1, chapter 6 of the EU Gender-Toolkit : OECD-DAC reporting directives : In the library of ROM gender course ( free access), the Monitoring tool 5: how to apply the G-marker? s_for_Monitors/Monitoring_Tool_5_G_Marker.pdfhttp://www.romgendercourse.eu/ s_for_Monitors/Monitoring_Tool_5_G_Marker.pdf Capacity4dev gender group : gender/http://capacity4dev.ec.europa.eu/public- gender/


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