One of the earliest gender analysis frameworks, the Gender Roles Framework or Gender Analysis Framework, was developed by the Harvard Institute for International Development in collaboration with the Women In Development office of USAID in 1984.
During its humanitarian response in Syria, CARE has developed its own gender analysis system called Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA) which is applicable to crisis contexts. According to Oxfam, RGA has now been used in more than 50 crises around the world and is featured as a good practice in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Gender Handbook.
Here are five resources for more about RGA:
- CARE has published this useful resource bank about rapid gender analysis available on its website
- CARE has also developed this five-step rapid gender analysis toolkit
- RGA is said to give humanitarians faster and more complete access to information about gender norms. This academic review, published by Oxfam, explores the difference RGA has made and to whom
- The Navigating Gender: A Framework and a Tool for Participatory Development report, published by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, includes a chapter on RGA
- The UNHCR has published this research report on the application of RGA at a refugee protection programme in Uganda