Gender-responsive budgeting is a strategy that creates budgets that work for everyone. Failing to account for women's needs can lead to unintended adverse outcomes, including an annual burden of approximately $10.8 trillion in unpaid care and domestic work for women aged 15 and above. This article offers key recommendations on how to design and implement effective and equitable gender-responsive budgets.
Our training materials can be used to introduce a broad range of audiences and backgrounds to important concepts related to gender and health. Each training course focuses on one of five themes that complement the CORE Gender 101 agenda: Gender Integration, HIV + Sexuality, Safe Motherhood, Gender-Based Violence, and Constructive Male Engagement. The courses are designed to meet the geographic and technical needs of cooperating agencies, USAID Missions, and specific projects. Materials range from basics such as using a shared gender vocabulary and programmatic guidance, to user guides on how to conduct a gender analysis, to exercises for gender trainings. The trainings are geared to be used by anyone and with any audience, even those learning about gender for the first time!
Our popular Gender Integration Continuum framework is an important tool to assess how programs do (or do not) address gender and move them toward more gender-transformative actions. An updated User’s Guide for facilitating training on use of the continuum is available, along with other materials.
This webinar explored the results of an impact evaluation that examined the effects of a one-off support package provided to women in impoverished rural households, including its impact on psychological wellbeing and women's empowerment. The learning gleaned from this evaluation highlighted the potential of multi-faceted interventions to support vulnerable populations—even in settings affected by multiple crises and under some of the harshest conditions in the world.
Reducing gender inequality could increase GDP per capita by more than a fourth in Niger by 2030. These significant economic gains would be generated by enabling women to have the same earnings as men and reducing fertility and thereby population growth. This study examines how investing in girls’ education and reducing child marriage are critical to achieve these objectives, as are investments to raise women’s...
The WE3 Dashboard, housed on the International Data and Economic Analysis (IDEA) website, is a visual and interactive tool used to explore data related to women’s economic, social, and political inclusion. It allows users to assess the extent to which women participate in their respective economies, and compare the selected economy to regional, income group, and global averages.