Gender and development

DAC Network on Gender Equality (GenderNet)


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The DAC Community of Practice on Private Finance for Sustainable Development (CoP-PFSD) is a DAC-led platform created in 2020, aiming at facilitating mutual learning and exchange among DAC Members and between DAC Members and the private sector.

The Network

  • Improves the quality, effectiveness and impacts of development co-operation by ensuring implementation match commitments to gender equality;
  • Provides expertise for integrating gender equality perspectives into the DAC’s work;
  • Shapes an international system that protects and advances girls’ and women’s rights and gender equality;
  • Provides members with a forum to share experiences and disseminate good practice and innovative approaches.

The Network consist of gender equality managers from the development agencies of the 30 DAC members, observers such as UN Women and other relevant UN organisations, the World Bank, regional development banks and civil society organisations.

DAC policy instruments and guiding principles

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