A Guidebook on Gender Mainstreaming: How Far Have We Gone?

A Guidebook on Gender Mainstreaming: How Far Have We Gone?
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women (NCRFW)
  • Gender mainstreaming or GAD mainstreaming
Out of print

This guidebook is aimed primarily to help the agencies' Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Points, members of their technical working groups and other related GAD committees do their mainstreaming work. It presents the gender mainstreaming evaluation framework (GMEF) which can be used to track their progress and provides them with a holistic view of the gender mainstreaming process. It is most useful to technical people (e.g. planners, monitors, evaluators and analysts) who have a basic knowledge of GAD concepts. It is composed of three books:

  1. The Rationale Behind Gender Mainstreaming
  2. Applying the Tool to Assess Gender Mainstreaming
  3. Using the Tool for Gender Mainstreaming

Book 2 - Applying the Tool to Assess Gender Mainstreaming
Book 2 is the core of the guidebook. It describes the gender mainstreaming evaluation framework. It identifies the stages of gender mainstreaming and major entry points. A step-by-step guide illustrates how each agency may track and assess the progress and status of its gender mainstreaming initiatives using the GMEF tool.

Book 3 - Using the Tool for Gender Mainstreaming
Book 3 relates actual experiences of selected agencies as they address the challenge of gender mainstreaming. It presents issues that were encountered, and how these agencies were able to manage them. It also shows how the agencies were able to adopt the GMEF onto their own organizational systems, and facilitated mainstreaming in the process.


Thanks for making this document available

I stumbled on the GMF while trying to design one for my PhD work. I am conducting a Peace and Conflict Sensitive Evaluation on the NDDC and thought evaluating its interventions for gender sensitivity would be nice. Your materials will doubtlessly enrich my work.



Dear Ms. Deuna,

You can download a copy of this publication here or you can drop by our office during work hours, 9:00AM - 5:00PM Mondays to Fridays.



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