The Gender and Development Strategy 2013-2017 is a priority track of the French Development assistance policy. It makes gender equality an ethical and political imperative, a fully fledged development objective and a guarantee of fairer and more effective aid.
The strategy’s content is the outcome of an evaluation of the first gender strategy in 2007 and consultations with all French institutional and civil society development stakeholders. It was adopted by the Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) on 31 July 2013.
This strategy provides an operational equality navigator that sets specific targets to be met by 2017: stakeholder education and training, research support, promotion of dialogue with civil society, and accountability for official development assistance effectiveness.
The Gender and Development Strategy 2013-2017 mainstreams gender into all French foreign policy action across funding instruments, development project implementation and bilateral, European and multilateral policy advocacy.