Mainstreaming Gender in Rural Development Projects in Latin America and the Caribbean

Dec 2014
This technical note provides guidance for project managers and policy makers to integrate a gender perspective in rural development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It provides a general context to highlight why it is important to include women in rural development interventions in the region; reviews gender equality challenges that should be taken into account when designing rural development policies or projects; and identifies opportunities and proposes actions to mainstream gender, which project managers can adapt to the type of intervention and the context in which they will operate. The annexes provide a list of important questions to answer during the stages of the project cycle and a list of proposed indicators to monitor and evaluate gender-related results and the project's impact on women and men.