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Integrating Gender in Policy Implementation Barriers Analysis: A Methodology

Deborah S. Rubin and Britt Herstad Add to cart  
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The Policy Implementation Barriers Analysis (PIBA) activity was designed to pilot a methodology and set of tools to identify key barriers to implementing programs under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). Specifically, the activity focused on identifying barriers to reaching a targeted goal for one or more of the PEPFAR indicators. The project integrated gender into the PIBA activity to help underscore the various needs of women and men within the context of barriers to implementation. Health policies affect women and men differently, as do policies that influence service delivery systems, available resources, patient treatment options, medical costs, and other aspects of healthcare services, such as hours of operation or site location. These differences often are the product of local gender norms and values that shape the freedom and opportunities open to both women and men. Identifying and addressing these differences are crucial to ensuring that women and men benefit equally from health programs.

This report outlines a methodology for integrating gender into the PIBA activity and describes the main activities to be carried out by gender experts, ideally with skills in gender analysis, HIV/AIDS issues, and specific country knowledge. The report also presents examples of how each activity was developed and/or used in several of the country PIBA surveys.

Document Type: Technical Reports: Global
No. of Pages: 88 
Country: Global 
Keywords: Gender, GBV, Policy Implementation 

Last Updated 3/3/10

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