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Gender Sensitive Policies in Education Programming .

Technical Brief | October 31, 2017

This technical brief provides an analysis of how country context and existing policies have proven to be key to creating responsive gender programming throughout Chemonics education projects.

Successful and sustainable gender sensitive policies that promote equity require commitment from all stakeholders and a thorough understanding of country context. STEP-UP Zambia, a USAID-funded and Chemonics-implemented education project, first assessed existing policies that could play a part in gender sensitive programming. They then worked with local institutions, stakeholders, and government counterparts to assess the best policy solutions to challenges of gender inequality and gender norms in schools. Chemonics has also implemented the Accès, Lecture, Redevabilité et Rétention project (ACCELERE!) in the DRC, another gender-responsive project with an implementation strategy grounded in the local context.