IASC Gender with Age Marker, Monitoring Information, June 2019

Published Date

Dear Colleagues,

Many of the projects for which partners completed the IASC Gender with Age Marker for the design phase are now ready for monitoring. 

Results from GAM monitoring globally (results attached) are showing some clear areas of achievement, e.g.

  • Almost 80% of humanitarian projects have at least one way for people to give feedback or make complaints
  • Over 75% of projects have people participating and influencing project management in one or more stages
  • In over 60% of projects, more than half of the population surveyed are satisfied
  • Over 60% of projects are addressing gender-based violence in one or more ways
  • Coordination data is very promising, with projects sharing a wide range of information; more than 65% of information shared in clusters is disaggregated by both sex and age.

There are also possible areas for improvement:

  • Only 40% of projects say that complaints result in changes to the project
  • Only 44% of provide project messages in different ways for different gender and age groups
  • Over 30% of projects have no satisfaction survey
  • A quarter of projects rely on population estimates to report the numbers of people benefiting from an intervention; there are no projects analyzing how people access or use their assistance
  • Quality of gender analysis, and how this analysis is used, varies highly from project to project; this is a clear area where clusters can help strengthen the work of partners.

The GAM for project monitoring can be used any time after the project has been underway for at least 3 months.   The GAM for monitoring HPC projects is only mandatory at the End of the project, but it is highly recommended to apply it sooner to determine whether changes are needed.

We look forward to using GAM data to demonstrate the quality of projects in your country, or for your organization.  Please encourage colleagues and partners to apply the GAM for monitoring!

Please send any questions to iasc-gam@un.org.