Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls
DAC Guidance for Development Partners
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are prerequisites to the realisation
of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Guidance is a practical handbook
for development partners supporting those global ambitions. Designed around the programme
cycle and beyond, it provides practical steps for practitioners and examples of good
practices, as well as checklists and recommendations on how to drive change.
Published on May 06, 2022Also available in: French
Policy makers and development co-operation providers can strengthen their efforts to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The checklists are proposed actions specific to each step of the programme cycle and beyond as outlined in this Guidance.