Analysis to understand impact of community-based development or poverty programs on women, the poor, and other marginalized groups.
This review was undertaken to look at how gender and women’s issues had been addressed in other CDD projects to understand about what worked, and why in order to help influence the PNPM design. This review also presents recommendation of ways forward for future gender programming in CDD-type programs.
The study on which this report is based critically examined strategies that have been used over time within PNPM with regard to women’s participation and factors that impact the uptake, success, sustainability, and outcome of such strategies. The report findings provide recommendations related to national-level management and leadership, program design and monitoring, staffing and staff development, and new initiatives.