Gender Analysis and Integration Matrix (GAIM)
MARY M KINCAID, HANNAH C FORTUNE GREELEY,
A key aspect of sustainability in economic development is the promotion of equitable gender norms to help create the conditions under which both women and men can participate in and benefit from development activities. Project design offers an important opportunity to identify and address gender gaps and opportunities that can affect the achievement of desired outcomes. To identify the most relevant gender gaps for project design, Iris Group, in collaboration with the USAID Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), created a new tool called the Gender Analysis and Integration Matrix (GAIM). The GAIM is used to guide project design/technical staff to identify relevant gender analysis questions, document their answers and discern whether there indeed exist gender gaps and if they are relevant to project design.