A critical examination of how differences in gender roles, activities, needs, opportunities and rights/entitlements affect men, women, girls and boys in certain situation or contexts.
Gender Equality Glossary, UN, 2018 (https://trainingcentre.unwomen.org/mod/glossary/view.php?id=36&mode=letter&hook=G&sortkey=&sortorder=&fullsearch=0&page=-1).
FAO uses gender analysis to address differentiated access to and control over resources and decision-making within rural communities and households. By understanding how different members participate in and are affected by development interventions - who stands to gain and who stands to lose - gender analysis helps planners to design programmes and projects that are effective, efficient and equitable.
FAO Gender Website, 2014.
Gender roles; sex-disaggregated data; equal access
Gender analysis includes the collection and analysis of sex-disaggregated information and the study of the different roles of women and men, and the relation between and among them. It is thus a tool to assist in project and policy planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Ignoring gender issues and the resulting gender-blind development strategies has caused many development programmes and projects to fail in reaching their principal goals as well as the desired benefits to the target population and has sometimes led unintended negative impacts.