Gender Impact Assessment Methodology
The gender impact assessment (GIA) is an equality tool that helps assess the gendered impact of different policies, programmes and services. It provides technical knowledge to enhance public sector organizations, think tanks and international development organizations to create gender-responsive and equitable programmes. It is a useful evidence-based policymaking tool that aims to achieve the best possible outcome by incorporating a gender dimension into the governance process and increasing its efficiency.
This methodology clarifies the concepts underlying the GIA and provides guidelines for its practical use. It is designed to assist government officials, policymakers, practitioners, trainers and the international donor community, as well as others interested in this dynamic and evolving area of incorporating gender issues while planning, implementing, monitoring and/or evaluating any policy, law or draft law, activity or programme. More specifically, this methodology can serve as a reference point to empower policymakers to carry out a GIA of all policies, draft laws, programmes and activities to ensure that prior to their implementation, a thorough analysis is conducted on the potential effects on both women and men, girls and boys respectively.