Course introduction

Equitable access to services, resources and employment for men and women, is widely accepted as a condition for development and the promotion of human rights. Global goal 5 aims to achieve gender equality by 2030. This course on Gender Mainstreaming & Service Delivery, discusses how you can increase the effectiveness of your programmes by including the gender dimension.  

Many development programmes aim to improve access to basic services (such as water, waste, education, health, security and social services) and promote facilities for economic empowerment and job creation. These programmes increasingly address the specific needs of women, men, young girls and boys. By analysing examples from around the globe and interactive ways of sharing knowledge, the course will help you gain a deeper understanding of gender dynamics and strategies to increase gender responsiveness of policy, programmes or projects.

Together with gender experts of amongst others GIZ, you will discuss how to integrate gender aspects in all phases of the project cycle. You will practice with gender analysis and tools for the design, planning of programmes. Furthermore, you will exchange implementation challenges with other participants and discuss instruments for better monitoring  and evaluating the gender impact of your programmes.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this training you:

  • are familiar with gender in project management and service delivery;
  • can identify strategies to conduct gender analysis and gender mainstreaming;
  • are able to apply gender sensitive measurement and indicators for monitoring and evaluation of your project or programme;
  • have exchanged experiences, challenges and opportunities with international experts.

After successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of The Hague Academy for Local Governance.

This training course is interesting for

Development practitioners at donor and development organisations, international NGO’s, the UN system and policy and decision makers at local and national government level.

Practical information

The course fee is € 2.450,-. This includes all training-related costs as well as drinks and lunches, training materials and travel during the training. Group discounts are available if you participate with three of more colleagues in this course. Email us for more information.

The course language is English. This course takes place in our office in The Hague, The Netherlands.

If you would like to receive more information or in case you have any questions, you can contact us at or +31(70) 37 38 695.

Application Procedure

It is not possible to apply for this training anymore. We will organise this training in 2014 so check our website regularly for any updates.