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Plate-forme "Genre et Développement"

Unofficial title in English: 
Gender & development platform

Funding body

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Aims and objectives

The Gender & Development platform established in 2006 at the Ministry of Foreign affairs, allows the active participation of CSOs and experts in the drafting and evaluation of the Strategic Orientation Document “gender & development”.

Results and impact

Elaboration of the Strategic Orientation Document (DOS)"Gender & Development". This 39p. document not only provides updated definition of gender mainstreaming and related concepts (including gender budgeting), but also a complex framing of this approach and its implementation in the field of development policies. It also declines a series of strategic priorities with appropriate means and evaluation instruments.

Creator/owner/responsible institution

Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Gender analysis, hearings, benchmarking, consultation

Additional information

Evaluation: Following its evaluation in 2012, a participatory process of revision was initiated in 2013, to which participate the Women's Rights Ministry and the High Gender Equality Council.