Step by Step Guidance: A gender-smart approach to monitoring and evaluation of Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Programmes.

The need for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) that accounts for the gender-responsiveness of Climate and Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (CDRFI) programmes was highlighted in a 2018 background paper, ‘Applying a Gender Lens To Climate Risk Finance And Insurance”. It was reaffirmed in the InsuResilience Global Partnership’s Declaration on Gender, endorsed by the High-Level Consultative Group (HLCG) in September 2020. In point 10 of the Declaration’s broad aspirational action plan, it specifically mentions the “need to identify and replicate good practices in collecting, analysing and using sex-disaggregated climate risk, disaster-impact and CDRFI data. This includes the documentation of the gender impacts of payouts on indirect beneficiaries in the M&E of macro-, meso- and micro-level insurance schemes.” 

In response, the InsuResilience Secretariat commissioned a step-by-step guidance note for practitioners involved in the design and/ or implementation of any stage of the programme cycle of a CDRFI project. The guidance note aims to inform practitioners on how to integrate gender considerations within the M&E of CDRFI schemes. Additionally, it also provides advice on the collection and use of sex-disaggregated data.It further shares best practices and cases from Guatamala to Philippines, it puts theory into practice and gives inspirations on how gender considerations can be integrated into M&E of CDRFI. 

To inform the findings of the guidance note, a Live Talk on “How to monitor and evaluate gender-responsive CDRFI?” was hosted together with the Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development (FARM-D) in October 2020. 

Visit the Centre of Excellence on Gender-Smart Solutions to view the guidance note. See the link here