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June 2001

Gender sensitive indicators: A key tool for gender mainstreaming

This article gives an introduction to recent work of FAO on the use of gender-sensitive indicators for gender mainstreaming. Such indicators provide an effective mechanism to ensure that programmes and projects give due consideration to the different roles and responsibilities of different members of the society. These differences are often overlooked, yet crucial to the success of any development effort. A more comprehensive paper on indicators is being prepared for publication soon.

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