Gender equality and development

DAC members' gender equality strategies



Gender equality and women's empowerment strategy (DFAT, February 2016), pdf.



Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women. Policy document (Austrian Development Cooperation, 2006), pdf.



Gender Equality. Our Strategy for 2010-2014 (BTC, 2004), pdf.



Strategic Framework for Gender Equality, Rights and Diversity in Danish Development Cooperation (Danida, 2014), pdf.


European Union

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations 2016-2020 (European Commission, 2015), pdf.



Women and Gender Equality in Finnish Development Cooperation (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, 2011), pdf.



Gender and Development Strategy (also available in French) (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2013), pdf.

Le Genre et la Réduction des Inégalités Femme-Homme. Cadre d'Intervention Transversal 2014-2017 (French Development Agency, 2014), pdf.



GIZ Gender Strategy (also available in French) (GIZ, 2012), pdf.

Gender Equality in German Development Policy. Cross-sectoral strategy (BMZ, 2014), pdf.



Gender Equality in Iceland's International Development Co-Operation (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland & Icelandic International Development Agency, 2013), pdf. 



Gender Equality Policy (Irish Aid, 2004), pdf.



Gender Mainstreaming. Inclusive and Dynamic Development (JICA, 2011), pdf.

Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. JICA Strategies and Actions, pdf.



Equal Rights – Equal Opportunities. Action Plan for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign and Development Policy 2013–15 (Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2013), pdf.

Freedom, Empowerment and Opportunities. Action Plan for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign and Development Policy 2016-2020 (Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2016), pdf.



Estrategia de “Género en Desarrollo” de la Cooperación Española (Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, 2007), pdf.



Swedish Foreign Service Action Plan for Feminist Foreign Policy 2015–2018, Including Focus Areas for 2016 (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, 2015), pdf.

On Equal Footing. Policy for Gender Equality and the Rights and Role of Women in Sweden's International Development Cooperation 2010-2015 (Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, 2010).



Gender Equality. A Key for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development (SDC, 2003), pdf.

10 Years SDC Gender Policy (SDC, 2013), pdf.


United Kingdom

A New Strategic Vision for Girls and Women: Stopping Poverty Before it Starts (DFID, 2011), pdf.

Stepping-up a Gear for Girls and Women: Updates to DFID’s Strategic Vision for Girls and Women, to 2020 and Beyond (DFID, 2013), pdf.


United States

Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy (USAID, 2012), pdf.



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