Engagement of Women and Gender-related Groups in the Climate Investment Funds: An Assessment
Alongside Climate Investment Funds (CIF), we are excited to publish this assessment that examines crucial aspects of gender and the global climate finance system. This report, assessing the engagement of women and gender-related groups, is embedded within a landscape of global climate finance that increasingly recognizes the role of women and diverse stakeholders in providing differentiated perspectives that contribute to more effective program design thereby helping to ensure project sustainability.
Evidence suggests that the inclusion of women in climate processes improves the effectiveness and efficiency of technical assistance and development funding, enhances social justice, alleviates poverty and increases global sustainability, and improves impact of disbursed climate finance. This assessment intends to support CIF-wide goals on gender mainstreaming, while also providing important transferable learning to other climate finance mechanisms.