Why Gender-Responsive Agricultural Adaptation Is Underfunded

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This report proposes solutions to overcome inherent biases and foster the implementation of gender strategies, based on an extensive review of the literature and key informant interviews.

Strategies should address both underlying institutional culture issues that limit the amount of money going to gender-responsive programming, as well as the operational challenges of implementing gender strategies, from accountability and compliance measures to capacity and cohesion around a comprehensive approach.

To improve their effectiveness, institutions providing or implementing climate funds should identify how these barriers manifest in their decision-making and implementation processes and develop funded plans to address them.

This paper explores the challenges that limit the ability and willingness of funders and implementers to deliver gender-responsive programming that would change the circumstances of women who are particularly vulnerable to climate change. It investigates what is happening within funding and implementing institutions that prevents gender policies and strategies from manifesting in more gender-responsive climate funding and draws from examples to offer recommendations for influencing the gender responsiveness of funding decisions.

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