Project Overview and Phases

The project will develop through 4 phases, with the help of international experts in the Working Group on Gender Sensitive Water Monitoring Assessment and Reporting 

PHASE I – Production of the Toolkit for gender sensitive water monitoring (January 2014 – January 2015)

The main output of Phase I will be the Toolkit on Gender Sensitive Water Monitoring Assessment and Reporting. The Toolkit will be composed of 4 tools:


  • 4 - 5 high-priority water indicators identified by the international expert group for which gender-disaggregated data is especially needed; 
  • specific methodologies for collecting and assessing such data;
  • a guideline manual for “in-the –field” data gathering with specific insights for different world regions;
  • a questionnaire for practitioners on gender-disaggregated interviews and data collection   

PHASE II -  Pilot projects in the field ( February 2015- February  2016)

The second phase of the project will be devoted to testing the toolkit in the field. The collection of gender-disaggregated data in selected pilot areas will be implemented in different world regions in cooperation with national authorities,  research institutes, and international organizations. Technical staff of national institutions, local practitioners and researchers will carry out gender-disaggregated interviews and surveys in each pilot area.

PHASE III: Validation of results and Dissemination (February 2016 – June 2016)

During the third phase, the indicators and methodology will be validated against fieldwork results. The potential to create a global assessment toolkit for gender sensitive water monitoring will be evaluated, on the basis of comparability of data gathered in the field and replicability of the assessment. 

An International Conference on Gender-Disaggregated Water Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting will close PHASE III of the project, and the final results will be widely distributed.

PHASE IV: Capacity development (from July  2016) 

A series of training modules on how to collect, monitor and report on gender-sensitive water data will be implemented. The modules will be specifically tailored for technical staff of national institutions.

For info please contact : Francesca Greco, Gender and Water Focal Point  at f.greco(at) 

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