Gender and development

DAC members' gender equality strategies


The DAC members' gender equality strategies for development co-operation provides an insight on how DAC members are addressing gender equality and women's rights through Official Development Aid (ODA). Below are links to the 21 DAC members that have a specific gender equality strategy.

The DAC Network on Gender Equality (GenderNet) is a subsidiary body of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and provides a platform for gender experts from the  development co-operation agencies to meet and define common approaches.



Gender equality and women’s empowerment strategy, AusAID, February 2016



Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls: Implementing the EU Gender Action Plan II 2016–2020, ADA, September 2017



A difficult path towards equality: Gender and Development in Belgian Cooperation, BTC, November 2014



Canada's Feminist International Assistance Policy, CIDA, June 2017


Czech Republic

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Towards More Equitable and Effective Development Cooperation in the Czech Republic, CZDA, May 2010



Strategic Framework for Gender Equality, Rights and Diversity in Danish Development Cooperation, DANIDA, August 2014


European Union

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations 2016-2020, European Commission, September 2015



The Rights of Women and Girls: At the core of Finland’s development policy, FINNIDA, May 2016



Stratégie internationale de la France pour l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes 2018-2022, AFD, March 2018



Development Policy Action Plan on Gender Equality 2016-2020, BMZ, January 2016
Gender Equality in German Development Policy: Cross-sectoral strategy, BMZ, June 2014



Greece National Action Plan on Gender Equality 2016-2020, Ministry of Interior, July 2017



Gender Equality in Iceland’s International Development Cooperation, ICRU, March 2013



Gender Equality Policy, Irish Aid, April 2004



Development Strategy for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, JICA, May 2016



Genre: Stratégie et Orientation, LuxDev, January 2012



Freedom, empowerment and opportunities: Action Plan for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality in Foreign and Development Policy 2016-2020, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 2016



Plan de actuación sectorial de género y desarrollo vinculado al III Plan Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, January 2009



Handbook on Sweden's feminist foreign policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, August 2018

How Sida works with gender equality, Sida, May 2017



FDFA Strategy on Gender equality and Women’s rights, FDFA, November 2017


United Kingdom

DFID Strategic Vision for Gender Equality 2018-2030: A Call to Action for Her Potential, Our Future, DFID, March 2018


United States

Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy, USAID, March 2012


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