Guidelines & Tools

Definition and Minimum Recommended Criteria for the DAC Gender Equality Policy Marker


The marker is a qualitative statistical tool to record development activities that target gender equality as a policy objective. The gender equality policy marker is used by DAC members as part of the annual reporting of their development activities to the DAC, to indicate for each aid activity whether it targets gender equality as a policy objective. In addition, some philanthropies, private sector organisations, non-DAC donors and other actors have started monitoring their development activities using the policy marker. The data based on the marker provides a measure of the development finances that DAC members and other actors allocate in support of gender equality.