The 'GDA' Training Package Print E-mail

The training package "The global development agenda: tools for gender-sensitive planning and implementation" aims to strengthen national capacity for mainstreaming gender equality in the aid effectiveness agenda and, more broadly, in development. This can be done in two ways: (1) by raising awareness of the basic/literacy issues around gender equality, development, aid effectiveness and poverty (awareness level); and (2) by promoting skills and capacities while acquiring action-oriented tools (action-oriented level).  

The training contents are normally delivered:

  • face-to-face (upon specific demand) and
  • online (write to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it to inquire about the next course edition).

Learning objectives

Depending on the combination of modules chosen from the Course Menu, participants will:

  • analyze why gender equality is to be regarded as a key element of development;
  • review the key tools for mainstreaming gender equality in the context of development;
  • explore the relationships between aid effectiveness and gender equality;
  • test gender responsive indicators to monitor the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness at national level;
  • review the financing for gender equality and gender budgeting frameworks;
  • test tools for mainstreaming gender in development planning;
  • test tools for mainstreaming gender in aid delivery mechanisms, including in Sector-Wide Approaches (SWAps) and General Budget Support (GBS);
  • investigate the linkages between aid effectiveness, decent work and gender equality;
  • explore the relations between aid effectiveness and gender equality in fragile states, with a specific focus on the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution (UN SCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.

Participants' profile

The training package is addressed to a very broad audience of women and men who have a stake in development planning and implementation, more specifically:

  • Government staff responsible for planning and implementing development policies.
  • Public gender equality bodies.
  • Gender equality advocates, who wish to influence the national development agenda.
  • Staff from international/regional development institutions and donor agencies.

Learning approach

The proposed learning approach is flexible, interactive and learner-centred. It is based on the engagement of participants in a process of attitudinal change, group learning and active acquisition of practical skills. Varieties of inter-active learning methods can be used to draw from participants' individual own experiences and make the contents relevant to their diverse work contexts and needs.

Course Menu

The following Menu illustrates the 9 modules available, which can be combined according to the needs in an ad hoc training programme designed by the team of facilitators or online tutors:


Knowing the issues (awareness)

Acquiring Tools (Action-Oriented)


Module 0     Must know on gender and development (preparatory module)


Module 0Bis Gender analysis and gender-sensitive indicators (preparatory module) 


Module 1  Aid effectiveness, the "new" aid architecture and gender equality

Module 2     Aid effectiveness for development results: which indicators for gender equality

Module 3     Financing gender equality priorities

Module 4       Mainstreaming gender in development planning


Module 5       Mainstreaming gender in aid delivery mechanisms


Important issues

Module 6     Gender, development aid and decent work

Module 7     Women, Peace and Security: UN SCR 1325 and 1820



Download the course reading materials in English, Spanish, French or Russian.

< Prev   Next >