Framework 2018: Gender-Responsive Public Services

This new framework offers a uniting approach and practical guidance for public services, whether education, health, transport, water and sanitation, early childcare, agricultural extension, street lighting or any other public service.

The framework builds on one produced in 2016 and has been revised and simplified around four core pillars. ActionAid believes gender-responsive public services should be:

  1. Publicly funded
  2. Publicly delivered and universal (not privatised)
  3. Gender equitable and inclusive
  4. Focused on quality, in line with human rights frameworks

For each of these pillars the framework provides an analysis of key issues, some clear guidance, practical examples and potential indicators for assessing progress.