Jhpiego Gender Analysis Toolkit is a practical guide for public health professionals seeking to understand how gender can impact health outcomes, both through service delivery and access to information and care. Its primary focus is sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
The purpose of the Gender Analysis Toolkit is to provide research questions to guide data collection when performing a project-level gender analysis. The tool presents illustrative general and health area-specific questions organized in matrices related to different levels of the health system.
The Toolkit is intended for program officers, managers and technical staff that develop program objectives, design activities, formulate and monitor indicators, and support implementation. Although a staff member or consultant with gender expertise may conduct the gender analysis, the engagement of other project actors in development of the scope of work and review of findings from primary and secondary sources will improve the likelihood of addressing gender equality and determinants of health in project design, implementation, and M&E.
The Toolkit provides illustrative questions related to the five domains described in USAID’s Automated Directive System 205, which are:
- Laws, regulations, and institutional practices;
- Cultural norms and beliefs;
- Gender roles, responsibilities, and time used;
- Access to and control over assets and resources; and
- Patterns of power and decision-making.