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Toolkit: Poverty targeting, gender equality and empowerment
June 2017

Understanding people's needs and priorities, their own perceptions of poverty, and placing them in the driver’s seat of the change process is the starting point for designing and implementing development interventions that are accessible and beneficial to both women and men, contributing to their own transformative processes.

This toolkit explains how to identify and address the diverse needs, constraints and opportunities of poor rural people through IFAD-supported projects and policy engagement.

The toolkit is composed as follows:

  • Teaser: outlines the context and benefits of targeting and gender equality in rural and agricultural development and IFAD’s response at the policy level.
  • How to do poverty targeting, gender equality and empowerment during project design: provides step-by-step guidance on addressing targeting and gender issues in the design of IFAD-supported projects, with supporting tools and examples.
  • How to do poverty targeting, gender equality and empowerment during project implementation provides practical guidance on strengthening, implementing, tracking and supervising the performance of targeting and gender strategies in IFAD-supported projects, with supporting tools and examples.