Introduction to Gender-Sensitive Project Design

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This self-paced course is designed to provide an in-depth introduction to gender-sensitive project design. It provides an overview of what gender-sensitive programs are; reviews how to develop gender-sensitive theories of change; describes how to conduct a basic gender analysis; and introduces key concepts in gender-sensitive M&E planning, including how to develop a logical framework (logframe). In this course, you will identify an existing program at your organization for which you can access existing data and design materials such as an M&E plan. You will review and analyze the program’s M&E components and strategies for improving its design, data collection, and disaggregation.   

This learning pathway links together interactive e-learning content, short video excerpts from past Switchboard webinars, and downloadable resources. Fictional and real-world case studies from refugee service programs are integrated throughout, and quizzes will test your knowledge as you proceed.

This course will take approximately three hours to complete. It reviews and expands on Switchboard’s e-learning module Introduction to Gender-sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation. You may take that course first, particularly if you are new to gender-sensitive project design or would like a refresher on foundational concepts, but note that this course will include much of the same content.  You may pause and return to your place in this course at any time without losing your progress. After finishing this self-paced course, you will earn a certificate of completion.

After completing this three-hour self-paced course, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms related to gender-sensitive programs;
  • Begin to develop gender-sensitive theories of change;
  • Describe the steps of basic gender analysis; and
  • Begin to develop gender-sensitive M&E plans, including logframes.

Looking for a quicker course? Complete Switchboard’s 25-minute e-learning module: Introduction to Gender-Sensitive Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

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