Guidelines for Gender mainstreaming in project stages


Gender mainstreaming in projects is about using participatory approaches in all project stages. It aims to create gender-sensitive projects that help measure gender-related changes in society, politics, and economic participation, among other spheres.

Before starting, it’s key to have a basic understanding of what gender mainstreaming is:

it is ensuring that there are strategies and actions for ending discrimination at all levels and stages of the project cycle; taking into consideration men and women’s needs, desires, ambitions when decisions are made and resources are allocated.

What’s in the tool

This toolkit contains:

  • Objectives of gender mainstreaming in projects
  • Ways mainstreaming can be done in different project stages
  • Project checklist for gender mainstreaming
  • Project data
  • Gender budgeting in the project


Download the report in English