|Breaking the Barriers - Women and the Elimination of World Poverty (DFID, 1999, 24 p.)|
Training is given to DFID staff to improve awareness of gender issues and develop gender planning skills. We are increasingly incorporating gender concerns into our operational guidance and routine training programmes.
We are also helping partners in developing countries, both in government and civil society, to develop their own skills for gender analysis We have stepped up our efforts in this area, working directly with local gender experts and encouraging our partners to do the same.
We are improving our information systems so that we can measure progress towards the achievement of gender equality goals. Our evaluation studies in all sectors routinely consider the gender impact of our projects and programmes
Our commitment to the International Development Targets for the 2Ist Century provides us with an additional tool to assess progress on a global level, and a framework for judging the value of our own contribution to the international partnership for eliminating poverty The targets provide an important focal point for our development programme as a whole, as well as for the delivery of our gender equality policy