Gender Equality Capacity Assessment Tool

The Capacity Assessment Tool responds to UN Women's mandate and the requirements of the UN System-Wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP). It is a way to assess the understanding, knowledge and skills that a given organization and their staff have on gender equality and women's empowerment, and on the organization’s gender architecture and gender policy. Capacity assessment refers to the process through which the information is gathered and analysed and also to the results of this analysis. The information gathered with this tool can be complemented with more qualitative assessment methods such as interviews, focus group discussions and systematic observation.

The tool includes an easy-to-implement questionnaire and guidelines. It is divided into the following sections:  the understanding, knowledge and skills that staff have on gender equality, women's empowerment, gender policy and architecture of their organization, and guidelines on how to consolidate the outcomes of the questionnaire.

The tool includes the following sections:

  • Section 1: General information
  • Section 2: Educational background and previous training for gender equality experiences
  • Section 3: Capacity Assessment
  • Section 4: Training for Gender Equality Needs Assessment

Who is this tool for? It seeks to support gender and human resources specialists within the UN System and as well as UN counterparts and partners in their own organizations.

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