Hi,

I am interested in performing a gender audit in a ministry in a country in Sub-Saharan Africa.  I was wondering if anyone has experience with performing gender audits in governmental bodies, and/or whether you might have useful resources to share.

Thanks,

Leah

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Leah,

Hajnalka Petrics and the team at FAO developed some things for ministries and governments that might be helpful. I can't find exactly what I remember seeing but here are some to start you off:

Hope that helps!

Keep smilin',
Amanda

Hi, this is Subhalakshmi Nandi from UN Women.

In India, we worked with the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to develop Gender Audit guidelines, that you might find useful. You can find more details here: http://drd.nic.in/drd/downloads/programmes-schemes/Gender_Audit.pdf. This encompasses institutional as well as programmtic aspects for audit. It provides guidelines for gender mainstreaming across the various stages of planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

UN Women in India helped the MoRD to develop these gender audit guidelines and is now working to support government in the implementation of these guidelines, at national and sub-national levels to meet its vision and commitment to gender equality. 

One successful example of programmtic audit in India is under the Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) which legislates for conducting social audit of the programme. In the social audit of the programme, which is done post-facto, programme participants are also involved in reviewing the programme. More here: http://nrega.nic.in/netnrega/home.aspx.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) in India has also developed a Handbook for Gender Budgeting, which is another useful resource for work on gender audits (UN Women contributed to this as well): http://wcd.nic.in/sites/default/files/GB%20-%20Handbook%20October%2....

Trust this information is helpful for you. All the best

Subhalakshmi

Hi , this is Seblewongel from Ethiopia, we had conducted gender audits with and for the ministry of agriculture at the federal and regional levels. it was a participatory approach with capacity development element embedded in it. will send you the TOR and one of the reports shortly.

cheers

Hello,

This is Reiko from the International Labour Organization. The ILO has conducted quite a number of Participatory Gender Audits with Government bodies, workers and employers' organizations in the last 10 or so years. We have excellent resource people too. The ILO manual is available here http://www.ilo.org/gender/Informationresources/WCMS_187411/lang--en...

ILO's Training Centre in TURIN also conducts certification courses. http://www.itcilo.org/en/areas-of-expertise/gender-equality-and-div...

I can highly recommend Dr. Jyoti Tuladhar as a resource person for the gender audit. She's conducted gender audits in government bodies in Alglophone Africa She is on Linkedin.

Reiko

ILO has a very good manual for gender audit facilitators called the ILO Participatory gender Audit methodology. see attached

 

Attachments:

Hi Leah, 

In the Philippines, the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) have developed Harmonized Gender and Development Guidelines (HGDG) that is used to assess the gender responsiveness of national government agencies and local government units including state universities and colleges. The guidelines has a set of tools for each stage of project development starting from project conceptualization to project monitoring and evaluation. There are separate checklists for every sector  such as agriculture, health, environment, education, infrastructure, housing, peace and security, etc.

You can access the tools from the Resources page of the Philippine Commission on Women at www.pcw.gov.ph

Good luck in your search.

Sincerely, 

Pauline

Hello Leah, 

I had the opportunity to pilot a Gender Participatory Audit for the
Ministry of Agriculture in Morocco.
I used the ILO handbook that I adapted and used to train my investigators.
The whole difficulty I have encountered is not in the procedure
itself but in the involvement of officials
and their sensitivity to the importance of this kind of exercise.

Good luck.

(I translated this text from French into English, if you have difficulty understanding
do not hesitate to write to me).

Dear Leah,

As one from government agency that was audited i noted the need for support to realise the audit report/recommendations. These apply long after the report is out. Otherwise the audits have excellent findings.

As the 1st statistics agency to be audited, we were supported by Jyoti Tuladhar & UN Women

Dear Leah,

As one from government agency that was audited i noted the need for support to realise the audit report/recommendations. These apply long after the report is out. Otherwise the audits have excellent findings.

As the 1st statistics agency to be audited, we were supported by Jyoti Tuladhar & UN Women

Hi the ILO's Participatory gender audit has been used in Sub Saharan Africa. In development agencies, UN and govt departments.

There is a tailored one for those departments involved in small enterprise development called FAMOS. developed and piloted by SIDO and the department of trade and industry in Tanzania.

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