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Gender-responsive Evaluation for a Sustainable Future for All

GREENA Step-By-Step Toolkit

Published in: Publications Office of the European Union (2024). DOI: 10.2839/306367

Posted on rand.org Jul 10, 2024

by Cecilia Francisco Carcelén, Hedvika Janečková, Simon Carpentier, Lisa Traynor, Joanna Hofman, Stijn Hoorens, Tamara Strabel, Ana FitzSimons, Cecilia Moreno Cruz

The gender-responsive evaluation for an environmental and sustainable future for all (GREENA) step-by-step toolkit provides practical know-how to assess gender impacts and the implementation of gender-responsive evaluation of EU policies and programmes. The toolkit has been contextualised to support the evaluation of European Green Deal policies with a gender perspective, given its relevance as a current EU priority and the urgency to ensure a gender-responsive green transition. Specifically, the toolkit includes examples from four policy areas: transport, energy, agriculture and the circular economy. In the context of the European Green Deal, these policy areas are highly relevant to the EU's efforts to mitigate climate change and environmental degradation, owing to their environmental and economic significance, and their impact on social well-being, particularly gender equality. The GREENA toolkit provides a unique tool to identify the gender implications of environmental issues and assess them with a gender and intersectional perspective. The GREENA toolkit aims to facilitate gender-responsive evaluations that contribute to a sustainable future for all. For that purpose, the toolkit also includes guidance for conducting gender-responsive strategic foresight analysis to ensure that the EU efforts towards a green transition are just and leave no one behind today and for future generations. At the same time, the GREENA toolkit provides practical guidance to ensure that EU evaluations consider gender equality at every stage of the process, from establishing the evaluation team, through fieldwork, to writing the evaluation report. Because of that, the toolkit can be used across various policy areas, including those beyond gender equality or the environment.

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