Peer reviews of DAC members

Mainstreaming on cross-cutting issues

 

 ‌‌‌Mainstreaming cross-cutting issues

Why and how should development policy bring in issues like the environment and gender equality? “Sustainable development is not possible if rivers are polluted, if climate fluctuations create instability, if soil is depleted and biodiversity is destroyed. No country can reach its potential if 50% of its labour force, talent and ingenuity go unused,” says Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD/DAC. “These are cross-cutting issues that must be mainstreamed into all development initiatives.”

DAC members have a wealth of experience in dealing with the challenges of mainstreaming gender equality and environment into the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development policies and programmes. This booklet offers seven essential lessons culled from their experience to help to make development more effective.

Publication date:

7th October 2014

 

 

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