Below is a checklist of the key elements for developing gender-aware policy, programs and services. It allows you to quickly check whether and how your work considers gender issues. It provides the basis for further analysis or action.

  • Will the policy, program or service affect the daily life of women and men differently? (Further questions can be found at 'Identifying issues'.)
  • Do the issues being addressed in this policy, program or service affect a particular group of women and girls? If yes, which group/s are affected and how are they affected? (Further questions can be found at 'Identifying issues' and 'Gathering evidence'.)   
  • Could any group be unintentionally excluded from this policy, program or service? If yes, which group/s are excluded and how can they be included? (Further questions can be found at 'Identifying issues'.)
  • Do you have data separated by sex and/or gender, which highlight gender-related issues? (Further questions can be found at 'Gathering evidence'.)
  • How will the affected group engage with this policy, program or service as customers or stakeholders? (Further questions can be found at 'Planning'.)
  • Does the proposed policy, program or service support gender equity? (Further questions can be found at 'Planning'.)
  • Is there value in linking with government departments or agencies on this issue or opportunity? (Further questions can be found at 'Planning'.)
  • Do you have staff trained in gender awareness and gender analysis? (Further questions can be found at 'Delivery/implementation'.)
  • How do you plan to communicate the policy, program or service in ways that respect and include diverse groups of women, men and people of other genders? (Further questions can be found at 'Communication'.)
  • Will your monitoring and evaluation methods involve diverse groups of women, men and people of other genders? (Further questions can be found at 'Monitoring and review'.)
  • Will your monitoring and evaluation methods identify the impacts on disadvantaged and excluded gender groups, as well as any unintended consequences? (Further questions can be found at 'Monitoring and review'.)