Gender analysis is an essential element of socio-economic analysis. A comprehensive socio-economic analysis would take into account gender relations, as gender
is a factor in all social and economic relations. An analysis of gender relations provides information on the different conditions that women and men face, and
the different effects that policies and programs may have on them because of their situations. Such information can inform and improve policies and programs, and
is essential in ensuring that the different needs of both women and men are met.
During Gender analysis preparation, Al Mar Consulting reflects the information that recognizes that gender, and its relationship with race, ethnicity, culture,
class, age, disability, and/or other status, is important in understanding the different patterns of involvement, behaviour and activities that women and men have
in economic, social and legal structures.
For a good gender analysis as Al Mar Consulting’s service, resources and commitment to implement the results of the analysis are necessary. Al Mar Consulting has
the following important points:
- Skilled professionals with adequate resources
- Benefits from the use of local expertise
TYPES OF GENDER STUDIES IN AL MAR
A GENDER ANALYSIS STUDY analyzes the gender dynamics within a development problem. Findings and recommendations
provided through a gender analysis study help development workers understand gender roles, relations, constraints and opportunities. They then use this information
to influence the design of a project.
GENDER ASSESSMENT is a review—from a gender perspective—of a current or recently completed project or activity.
It assesses how a project addresses and responds
to gender dynamics and inequalities in
technical programming, policies and practices. The assessment highlights successes and gaps in programming, identifying new opportunities to improve future programming. It often
incorporates aspects of a gender analysis study because it requires an understanding of gender inequality in a given setting. Gender assessments sometimes incorporate
some degree of gender auditing.
A GENDER AUDIT: Evaluates how gender considerations are being integrated into programs and policies by an
organization, department or office. Wide in scope, audits
assess gender approaches and policies, staff capacity, tools and resources, gender mainstreaming in programs and projects, organizational culture and workplace
issues. Overall, an audit will monitor relative progress made in mainstreaming and identify successes as well as critical gaps. Additionally, gender audits can
integrate components of gender assessments to measure the impact of interventions on beneficiaries.