This publication provides an overview of the key issues, challenges and opportunities
for ensuring more systematic consideration of gender issues in statebuilding in fragile
and conflict-affected countries. It makes the case for gender-sensitive statebuilding
based on the inherent value of gender equality as well as its contribution to better
development outcomes and the achievement of peacebuilding and statebuilding goals.
The report also spells out some of the contextual challenges and operational constraints
that stifle progress in this area. Based on a series of empirical examples of donor
practices, the report finally distills key success factors and concrete entry points
for tackling these challenges and achieving a more effective, more politically informed
approach to integrating gender into statebuilding.