(June 2013) A Practical Guide for Managing and Conducting Gender Assessments in the Health Sector is a user-friendly Gender Assessment tool for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission staff as well as other United States Government (USG) partners. Written by Margaret E. Greene, director of GreeneWorks, and produced by the Population Reference Bureau on behalf of the Interagency Gender Working Group, this guide provides answers to questions such as:

  • What does it mean to conduct a gender assessment in the health sector?
  • How do you comply with USAID’s strategic focus on gender equality in program design and implementation?
  • How do you turn the findings from gender assessments into practical recommendations for USAID’s work?

This assessment guide was developed in response to the USG’s establishment of institutional mandates and policies that emphasize the importance of promoting gender equality to achieve desired development outcomes. The objective of this guide is to enable USG and USAID partners to design, collect, use, and manage information on the linkages between gender inequality and health.