Banyan Global's approach to gender focuses on the core issues of women's empowerment and gender mainstreaming. Banyan Global believes that a gender focus must be inherent in all phases of the development process, from project design, to implementation, to monitoring and evaluation. Banyan Global's gender approach:
Banyan Global has worked extensively with stakeholders and donors to address systemic constraints to women's broader participation in local economies. Banyan Global's gender expertise includes:
Program Design and Implementation: Banyan Global has played lead roles on regional trade, economic growth, enterprise development, health, and finance projects to mainstream gender activities. This work has included gender training for staff and clients, the development of gender policy statements, the creation of gender-oriented monitoring and evaluation tools, and design and implementation of gender mainstreaming activities.
Monitoring and Evaluation: Banyan Global has conducted numerous evaluations of programs and institutions and their sustainable impact on women's empowerment. We have conducted global and regional assessments of donor gender programming and made recommendations for future strategic priorities. We have managed project-level monitoring and evaluation activities in conflict settings, including the development and use of gender indicators.
Research: Banyan Global has worked on various research and analysis activities related to gender mainstreaming. This has included assessments of constraints to market information, financial services, and technology. We have also conducted ground breaking research regarding women's economic empowerment in conflict settings.