Nominations for Successful Gender Integration Case Studies in D4H

Overview and Target Audience

The Gender Equity Unit is writing a white paper to provide in-depth analysis, insights, and best practices on gender integration within the Data for Health Initiative. The target audience includes government statisticians and demographers, ministry personnel (such as Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women and Children, etc.); D4H country coordinators, D4H partners, and in-country teams. Secondary audiences would be external to D4H, highlighting successful examples of gender integration work in a global context.


We are looking for nominations to uncover 6-8 examples of successful gender mainstreaming1 and gender integration2 into D4H countries’ work in systems strengthening, programs, and policy development. Case studies can come from focus countries and global grant program (GGP) countries from any phase of the D4H. Case studies will highlight successes from the field in any domain of D4H (CRVS, Cancer Registries, Data Impact, NCDs), and can be at any level of gender integration based on the WHO Gender Integration Assessment.

The case studies selected for the white paper will describe the gender integration project, the country context, D4H objectives and outcomes, enabling facilitators, and lessons learned. Participating project leads will have an opportunity to review the relevant case study before publication to ensure accuracy and adequate capture of the gender integration work.

Definitions of Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Integration

  1. Gender mainstreaming: Gender mainstreaming is a global strategy adopted at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women, held in 1995 in Beijing, China highlighting the urgent need to ensure that gender equality is a primary goal in all areas of social and economic development. The concept has broadened to include ensuring that women, men, girls, boys, and all gender diverse people have equal access to existing opportunities, as well as fair treatment in the process, system, outcomes and advancement of gender equal measures in social, cultural, political, and economic empowerment.
  2. Gender integration: Implementing a gender mainstreaming strategy requires systematic integration of gender perspectives in policies, programs, financing, and thematic issues.

Criteria for Inclusion

The work:

  • Is part of (or adjacent to) the Data for Health Initiative’s domains;
  • Has occurred in a D4H focus or GGP country;
  • Has clear health and or health systems strengthening outcomes related to gender equity;
  • Has a project lead, with the ability to share internal and external project-related documentation;
  • Project lead shows a willingness for key project stakeholders to participate in a video interview with a consultant arranged at a mutually convenient time; and
  • Feels comfortable with work attribution within and outside of D4H regarding distribution of the white paper by the Gender Equity Unit.

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