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


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


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


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 […]