What should NIPN implementers know?

Incorporating gender indicators in NIPN programme implementation and evaluation is critical to determining whether NIPN is contributing to change gender norms and behaviours regarding nutrition policies in NIPN countries.

Gender equality refers to the idea that individuals have exact same opportunities, access, treatment, regardless of their gender. While Gender equity refers to the idea that access and needs differs for women and men and should be adapted to their specificities as individuals.

NIPN teams should evaluate the data collected and analyse it from a gender perspective. This will contribute to a better understanding of how nutrition programming can affect men and women differently and the different access barriers that women and men might face.

With this guidance note, C4N-NIPN Global Coordination aims to develop a framework comprising questions to assess how NIPN platforms are currently addressing gender considerations and determine how best to promote gender transformative programming. This framework will be able to be used during programme planning and evaluation to ensure to be gender transformative.

Many possible indicators are available to measure gender transformation within a programme. Some of those that might be used in NIPN programmes are explained later in this guidance note. In addition, gender-linked assumptions that might affect the programme or activity’s success should be continuously monitored.