Gender

The proportion of aid that is specifically targeted at gender remains low

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The ambition to address global gender inequality is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the commitment to leave no one behind. Global Goal 5 seeks to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. In order to track the extent that donors are delivering on global policy commitments on […]


Poor reporting of aid to gender projects gives misleading picture

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Gross ODA in 2012 in US$ billion (constant 2012 prices) Aid spending on gender projects as reported by donors using the OECD DAC Gender Equality Marker (GEM)* does not appear to provide a full and accurate picture. Project-level analysis suggests that there may be up to US$4.5 billion more spent on gender-related projects from all […]


Gender relevance not known for half of aid in 2012

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Donors’ reporting of the gender relevance of their official development assistance (ODA) improved between 2007 and 2009, but since has steadily worsened. The Open Working Group’s proposal on sustainable development goals calls for timely and reliable data disaggregated by gender. The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which covers the major ODA providers, introduced a new gender […]


Female Indonesian migrant workers

Humanitarian

Whenever I’ve been on a plane to or from a country like Nepal or Bangladesh, it’s almost always full of men who work in the Middle-East and send money to their families back home.  While waiting at the gate in Dubai airport for a flight to Jakarta recently, I was met with the same plethora […]


Gender focus of the Humanitarian Response Fund in Ethiopia

Humanitarian

Recent analysis of CRS data by the Global Humanitarian Assistance team highlighted that US$25 million of the US$70 million that was gender coded in 2008 was disbursed from the United Kingdom to the Humanitarian Response Fund (HRF) in Ethiopia. This raised certain queries as traditionally donor money channelled through emergency response funds has been unearmarked. […]


ECOSOC's gender agenda

Humanitarian

The UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) High Level Segment (HLS) kicked off last week with the Annual Ministerial Review (AMR), which focused on gender equality and the empowerment of women and gender is on the agenda in a humanitarian segment side meeting next week too. The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) -sponsored side meeting, Challenges […]