Politically Informed Gender Aware Programming: Five Lessons from Practice - Derbyshire, Gibson, Hudson, and Roche (2018)


This report summaries five lessons that have been learned in practice from the challenges that have occurred in development programmes that have aimed to be politically informed whilst also being gender aware. Five case studies from Indonesia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Tonga are explored. From each case study, the report draws out a lesson that can be learned for future practices that are seeking to add a gendered lens to political economy analysis. These five lessons are: (1) support inclusive local leadership, (2) bring political and gender analysis together and use it, (3) support politically informed gender aware action for change, (4) plan for uncertainty and learn through adaption, and (5) share management systems to support these ways of working.