Harvard Analytical Framework
The Harvard Analytical Framework is a gender planning framework which aims to a) demonstrate the economic rationale for investing in women, b) assist planners to design more efficient projects and improve productivity, c) emphasize the importance of better information to meet the efficiency/equity goal, (d) map the work of men and women in the community and highlight key differences. The framework consists of a matrix for collecting data on the community and household level. The matrix is composed of (a) an activity profile of who does what, (b) an access and control profile identifying resources for accomplishing work in the activity profile, (c) analysis of influencing factors charting factors that impact gender differences, and (d) a project cycle analysis. The framework also contains checklists of key questions for each project cycle (identification, design, implementation, and evaluation).