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Step 3 | Implementation and Monitoring

Strengthening implementation support can be done by developing partnerships with women’s groups, building client capacity—including through on-the-job learning—for the gender focal points and project staff, and where necessary identifying expertise for project support. It is important that an individual on the project team has clear responsibility for supervising and supporting the implementation of the Gender Action Plan (GAP), in line with the agreed monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework.


This may be a dedicated gender expert or the existing social development or safeguards expert within the team with an explicit additional focus on the gender dimensions of the project. Adequate funding for supervision (or implementation support) and monitoring is also important. Progress, lessons learned and intermediate results can be documented through existing project documents such as aide-mémoires, knowledge exchange documents and mid-term reviews.


 The following tools can assist with implementation and monitoring of the activities under the gender action plan.






Resources and Templates for Training and Capacity Building | Download Resource






Community Development Toolkit















Resource (forthcoming) Tanzania Rural Energy Agency Training Modules


Training Needs Assessment and Capacity Building Plan This tool guides the design and implementation of a training and capacity building plan to develop the skills needed in gender mainstreaming. It helps the team leader and client to define the training objectives.


The original Community Development Toolkit
(CDT), which this document updates and replaces, was produced in 2005. It was the product of a joint project between the World Bank Group’s Oil, Gas and Mining Policy Division, the Energy Sector Management  Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM). The development of this revised toolkit was informed by a review of the usage of the 2005 version. It was also informed by approaches developed in the intervening period by other organizations, notably the International Finance
Corporation (IFC).


World Bank, 2012. Africa Renewable Energy and Access Program (AFREA) Gender and Energy Program.





Original Volume


Updated Toolkit


Check-list of Generic Questions for Monitoring Protocols | Download Resource

This tool is a check-list of key generic questions related to gender which can be used as a basis of monitoring within a program/project.


Social Development Department, World Bank, 2010. Making Energy Work for Women and Men Tools for Task Teams.

Samples TORs






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