5.15 While no one objective is seen as having more
importance than others, it will not be possible for DFID to pursue all ten
objectives at once, everywhere in the world. Priorities will need to be set case
by case, and this will depend on the wider analysis informing country and
institutional strategies. Priorities will need to be set, both on the basis of
regional and local situation analyses and on the basis of assessments of the
policy environment on a country by country basis. For example, global data
suggests that education will need to be a major focus in sub-Saharan Africa and
South Asia. Issues related to child rights may be of particular concern in parts
of Asia. In Latin America, it may be important to put particular emphasis on
political representation, or the needs and rights of women in indigenous groups.
Female genital mutilation may be a particular concern in parts of Africa.
5.16 Whatever priorities are set, there will be no DFID
country or institutional strategy which does not take account of gender
equality. Specific areas for action in relation to many of these objectives can
be found in other papers in the DFID series of Strategies for Achieving the