Programme Review

Monitoring Guidelines on Gender-Responsive Programming

To understand whether a programme addresses the different needs and priorities of women and men, and to determine if it has an impact on facilitating gender equity, gender-responsive aspects need to be integrated into monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems. The inclusion of explicit gender-responsive objectives, indicators and results at the planning stage strengthens accountability and enhances programme impact.

These Monitoring Guidelines on Gender-Responsive Programming aim to assist development teams and eye health practitioners in ensuring that eye health programmes are effectively monitored through a gender lens.

The guidelines are designed for a wider audience of eye health planners, implementers and evaluators, and the approaches outlined can be used to integrate gender-responsive monitoring in all stages of programme development, implementation and evaluation. The document presents a menu of gender equity outcomes, results and indicators that may be selected or adapted by users.

The guidelines will support programme, project and field teams to:

  • Strengthen their understanding of M&E that applies a gender lens and how it is important in eye health programme development;
  • Develop gender-responsive monitoring systems; and
  • Formulate gender-sensitive indicators and results that can be used as strategic levers for strengthening gender equity in eye care.

The guidelines are derived from the toolkits/guidelines of the Asian Development Bank, Oxfam GB, the European Union and GIZ.

A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis

“A Practical Guide to Conducting a Barrier Analysis” was developed by USAID, TOPS, Helen Keller International, World Vision and coregroup in 2013. It can be used to conduct formative research and review the strategic direction of a project, enabling organsations to identify potential gaps and design more effective behavior change strategies, communication messages and supporting activities. The tool needs to be adapted to review barriers to gender equality with the goal of providing a practical guide for facilitators to discuss gender equality with eye health staff.

Starting from the Designing for Behavior Change (DBC) Framework, your barrier analysis questionnaire needs to be adapted to the focus you want to set; gender equality can be this focus. Additionally, the guide covers topics including sampling, interviewing techniques, coding, tabulation and data usage. The training curriculum is designed for use by NGO staff that plan to design, organize and implement a doer/non-doer study or barrier analysis and to use those results to design a behavior change strategy.