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Gender issues sourcebook for water and sanitation projects

In this sourcebook tools have been adapted so that they reflect a gender analysis approach rather than a women in development (WID) approach. The sourcebook has been created to provide project staff with tools and other resources for gender-sensitive programming. It is meant to provide ideas and methods which can be adapted to local contexts. In the first part of the book some general conceptual frameworks and several gender analysis models are highlighted which provide a background for a review of gender issues. The Gender Project Framework facilitates the use of the tools by focusing on three key actions or tasks. These summarize the key objectives of the tools. The first is to desegregate. Whatever analysis is done, it should be done separately for women and men. The second is to interrelate. It is important to look at the ways women and men work together in sector activities and at the interrelationships between women and men on community and organizational levels. The third is the need to activate what has been learned in the first two steps. The tools section contains five types of tools: guidelines, checklists, terms of reference, charts, and participatory activities. There are two tool selection matrixes. The first indicates which tools apply to the various stages of the project process. The second matrix focuses on cross-cutting categories such as budget, training, and personnel.

TitleGender issues sourcebook for water and sanitation projects
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsWakeman, W.
Pagination129 p.: tab., ill.
Date Published1995-01-01
PublisherUNDP-World Bank Water and Sanitation Program
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordscab95/1, checklists, community participation, consultants, evaluation, gender, guidelines, men, monitoring, planning, projects, sanitation, sustgen, water supply, women
Abstract

In this sourcebook tools have been adapted so that they reflect a gender analysis approach rather than a women in development (WID) approach. The sourcebook has been created to provide project staff with tools and other resources for gender-sensitive programming. It is meant to provide ideas and methods which can be adapted to local contexts. In the first part of the book some general conceptual frameworks and several gender analysis models are highlighted which provide a background for a review of gender issues. The Gender Project Framework facilitates the use of the tools by focusing on three key actions or tasks. These summarize the key objectives of the tools. The first is to desegregate. Whatever analysis is done, it should be done separately for women and men. The second is to interrelate. It is important to look at the ways women and men work together in sector activities and at the interrelationships between women and men on community and organizational levels. The third is the need to activate what has been learned in the first two steps. The tools section contains five types of tools: guidelines, checklists, terms of reference, charts, and participatory activities. There are two tool selection matrixes. The first indicates which tools apply to the various stages of the project process. The second matrix focuses on cross-cutting categories such as budget, training, and personnel.

NotesIncludes references and list of agencies with gender expertise
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