Inception Report - Misungwi District case study into the effectiveness of health provision for women and girls in the context of gender inequalities and risks due to climate change

It is proposed that a Gender Audit and Profile (GAP) for Misungwi district will be coordinated by IIED and supported by the Climate Change and Development Learning Platform. The information generated through the GAP will be triangulated with assessment of climate change projections to better understand the nexus between gender equality and climate risks, and, thereby to assess the effectiveness of interventions in Misungwi District on the lives and well-being of women and girls. The GAP will provide a base-line for a subsequent longitudinal study.

The GAP will include the roles & responsibilities of women in different livelihoods, the well-being of women and girls, and women’s roles in local institutions (including governance, faith groups, land ownership etc.). This information will provide evidence for a base-line against which to assess the effectiveness of interventions and will contribute to a theory of change (logic model) for the proposed monitoring, evaluation and learning framework. Evidence for the GAP will draw from secondary sources and from primary data and information collected through surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews. A consultant researcher will be recruited to work with the IIED team and local research partners.

The timeline of activities for the case study is predicated on the need to have the output completed by July 2019.