Feed the Future
This project is part of the U.S. Government's global hunger and food security initiative.

The Gender Integration Framework (GIF)

Date Published: 
January 1, 2014

The Gender Integration Framework (GIF) is a tool to advance program design that promotes the Feed the Future objectives of improved agricultural productivity and inclusive agricultural growth through women’s economic empowerment.

The Gender Integration Framework facilitates a process to strategically examine programmatic needs and progress across key dimensions that contribute to women’s empowerment in agriculture. The GIF builds on the logic and results of the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI), which tracks women’s empowerment and gender parity across five domains (production, resources, income, leadership, and time use).

The GIF is designed to be used by USAID Missions, Feed the Future team leads, agriculture officers, gender advisors, monitoring and evaluation specialists, USAID implementing partners, and the broader development community to identify problems and constraints to achieving their desired outcomes for increasing women’s empowerment in the agriculture sector; consider programming approaches to best address constraints; and think through the indicators needed to track progress in tackling those constraints.