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Implementation of gender responsive research in development projects


Gender responsiveness means going beyond the identification of genderbased differences and a ‘do no harm’ approach to making a conscious effort to address gender and social inequalities through project activities, seeking to advance gender equality. This involves understanding how anticipated outputs and outcomes affect women and men differently, and how the different roles and status of women and men affect the project activities and objectives. It also requires tailoring approaches and methods to the needs, priorities, and interests of women and men of different ages and socio economic and cultural backgrounds.