International Labour Organization
South-East Asia and the Pacific Multidisciplinary Advisory Team
ILO/SEAPAT's OnLine Gender Learning & Information Module 

Unit 1: A conceptual framework for gender analysis and planning

Tool: Resources and benefits profile

Men and women do not have the same access or control over productive resources or benefits accruing from them. This gender-based inequality can have implications for the design and implementation of development interventions. In doing gender analysis, planners therrefore need to obtain information about the gender-based patterns of access to and control over resources and benefits in the given community. The resources and benefits profile is a tool to help identify these gender-based patterns.
Resources profile
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e.g. land, trees, labour, time, technology, capital, extension training, indigenous knowledge, household decisionmaking F: exclusively female

F/m: predominantly female

M/F: equally male/female

M/f: predominantly male

M: exclusively male

e.g. husband, first wife, village chief, state, forest department e.g. food, fuel, income, skills, political power, status
[Adapted from Gender Issues in the World of Work: Gender Training Package, ILO, Geneva, 1995 and Vicki L. Wilde and Arja Vainio-Mattila, International training Package: Gender Analysis and Forestry, FAO, Rome, 1995.]

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