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Framework 2018: Gender-Responsive Public Services


This framework offers practical guidance to all matters relating to public services, including education, health, transport, water and sanitation, early childcare, agricultural extension and street lighting.

It builds on a 2016 framework and has been revised and simplified around four core pillars of what Action Aid believes gender-responsive public services should be, which is:

  1. Publicly funded
  2. Publicly, not privately, delivered and universal
  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, clear guidance, practical examples and indicators to assess progress.