Annex A. Survey of DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) members

Following discussions and an agreement at the 17th plenary meeting of the DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) held on 2-4 October 2019, the OECD issued a survey of GENDERNET members to inform the work to be taken forward by the Secretariat on members’ approaches to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

With this aim, the survey sought to provide inputs into an analysis on, and highlight, good and emerging practices for working on gender equality and women’s empowerment for future Guidance.

The survey questions addressed the issues raised in this Guidance and provided the foundation for its content. These questions covered the following topics in five sections:

  1. 1. Political support and policy frameworks for gender equality and women’s empowerment, including thematic priorities and additional linkages;

  2. 2. Approaches to programme implementation;

  3. 3. Financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment;

  4. 4. Systems and processes (including monitoring and evaluation) for the effective delivery of gender equality and women’s empowerment; and

  5. 5. Capacity to deliver: Human resources for gender equality, including knowledge management.

GENDERNET members with more than one institution involved in this work (e.g. a Foreign Ministry and development agency) were encouraged to submit one single questionnaire per country. Respondents were also encouraged to provide any tools they wished to share with other GENDERNET members and set out any additional thoughts or good practices regarding any of the aforementioned topics.

The survey took place between December 2019 and September 2020. Twenty-four (24) out of 30 GENDERNET members responded to the survey: Australia, Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, the EU, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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