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The WHY and HOW of a Gender Sensitive Approach to Transport Indicators

The WHY and HOW of a Gender Sensitive Approach to Transport Indicators

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  1. The WHY and HOW of a Gender Sensitive Approach to Transport Indicators Pretoria, RSA Nite Tanzarn June 12-14, 2006 Makerere University

  2. Introduction • A note on the question of ‘gender’ • The significance of adopting a gender sensitive approach • Introducing the “HOW”

  3. The Q of Gender • Gender increasingly gaining legitimacy in the sector HOWEVER, challenges of: • Conceptual clarity • Methodological tools

  4. Some more on the Q... • Gender differences in the sector reflected in: • Travel patterns • Transport needs; & • Participation in, and benefit from, the sector

  5. The Significance of a Gender Responsive Approach • GDD crucial in informing policy and practice • Empirical evidence KEY in gender advocacy

  6. The Significance of a Gender Responsive Approach • Gender sensitive indicators help enforce compliance THUS • Minimising “evaporation” of gender in practice

  7. Why the gender insensitivity? • Lack of gender capacities • Gender an ADD ON rather than INTEGRAL • Inadequate GDD • No robust gender audit and monitoring mechanisms

  8. Operational Methodology • Acknowledgement of gender differences • Mapping the gender terrain – benchmark indicators • Design of a gender sensitive MIS/ integrate in IMF

  9. What are we measuring? • Financial Monitoring: budgets vs expenditures per activity or per budget line (GENDER BUDGET) • Activity/Physical Progress Monitoring: compare quantitative/numerical progress of implementation of activities against target. (GDD)

  10. …measuring… • Output Monitoring: the numeric and descriptive results (GDD AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS) • Impact Assessment: Evaluation (Gender impacts: EMPOWERMENT, EQUALITY & EQUITY)

  11. Concluding Remarks • Gender sensitive indicators are thus front-line instruments for assessing how well and by how much transport interventions promote women’s empowerment, gender equality and equity.

  12. I Thank You