The Gender Equity Work Group has identified tools to influence planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of eye health programmes. Proper programme design is the key to developing gender sensitive, gender responsive and gender transformative eye health programmes, which is why this section of the toolkit focuses on resources for gender analysis and gender-responsive budgeting.
Rough Guide to Gender Analysis
The first step to make your eye health programme gender sensitive, gender responsive or even gender transformative is to conduct a gender analysis. With this rough guide developed by the Fred Hollows Foundation you will get a good understanding of what a gender analysis is, why you need to conduct one and how you can do so. It includes practical tools for conducting your gender analysis, such as Terms of Reference for a Gender Analysis.
Handout Summarizing the EU Gender Action Plan II
This handout from the Austrian Development Cooperation summarizes the EU Gender Action Plan II (2016-2020): Gender Analysis on Sector Level and its implications for programmes funded by European countries. It gives an overview of what a gender analysis is, what it should cover and how to conduct one at the sector level. It also provides practical links for the global and European level.
Gender Analysis in Eye Health Template
Based on the tools above, a draft template for a Gender Analysis in Eye Health is available, already including some global data. Remember to adapt your gender analysis to the local context. If you have feedback on the tool, please send it to the Gender Equity Work Group.
Gender-Responsive Budgeting Tool
To address gender gaps and ensure gender equity, it’s critical to incorporate a gender perspective when developing budget frameworks. The Gender-Responsive Budgeting Tool aims to provide a framework to support the development of programme budgets that cater to the needs of everyone – women, men, girls and boys. It can be used by policy makers, programme teams and finance teams working in public and development sectors. The tool facilitates the teams in understanding what gender-responsive budgeting is, why it is done and the process involved in developing gender-responsive budgets.
The tool does not provide a budgeting template, as gender indicators can be intervention- and context-specific. Organisations need to include gender-responsive budgeting approaches in their budget templates to ensure gender equity aspects are realised and addressed.
The tool is derived from the “Handbook on Costing Gender Equality” published by UN Women, which draws on experiences and lessons from their global programme. The tool also utilises “Gender Responsive Budgeting in Asia and the Pacific” published by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.