Report of the Director-General, Third Supplementary Report: An update on the Participatory Gender Audits and future prospects

This paper presents the Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) and its development over the last ten years as a tool for assessing progress towards gender equality. It reports on both the internal and external results achieved and lists the countries where constituents and partners have undertaken PGAs and related training. It also highlights the recognition of the PGA by the UN system as an acknowledged methodology for gender mainstreaming at the operational level. The paper points out that further adaptations and innovative use of the PGA, including new ways of financing and expanding international interest, are being explored.

Conference paper | 23 February 2011