Gender Marker

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The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) gender equality policy marker tracks aid in support of gender equality and women’s rights.

The gender equality policy marker is based on a three-point scoring system:

  • Principal (marked 2) means that gender equality is the main objective of the project/programme and is fundamental in its design an expected results. The project/programme would not have been undertaken without this objective.
  • Significant (marked 1) means that gender equality is an important and deliberate objective, but not the principal reason for undertaking the project/programme.
  • Not targeted (marked 0) means that the project/programme has been screened against the gender marker but has not been found to target gender equality.

The marker is used by DAC members as part of the annual reporting of their aid activities to the DAC to indicate for each aid activity whether it targets gender equality and women’s empowerment as a policy objective. The gender marker is based on donor intentions at the design stage. The DAC gender equality policy marker is a key monitoring and accountability tool in the context of 2030 Agenda.

Read more:
DAC Gender Equality Policy Marker 

OECD Minimum Recommended Criteria for DAC Gender Marker 

OECD Handbook on the OECD-DAC Gender Equality Policy Marker