The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) is committed to robust gender mainstreaming to enhance gender-responsive outcomes across CIF programs, Investment Plans and projects. The CIF Gender Action Plan Phase 2, approved in December 2016, seeks to mainstream gender in CIF policy and programming in support of gender equality in climate-resilient, low carbon development investment in CIF countries. 

Learn how Ghana’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and other agencies are helping reverse gender imbalance for female cocoa farmers 

The CIF Gender approach seeks to ensure that specific attention is paid within CIF governance and operations to having: (i) gender expertise on Investment Plan and project missions; (ii) sector-specific gender analysis conducted, that is tied to national strategic contexts; (iii) improved beneficiary identification and targeting in projects; (iv) inclusion of women and women’s organizations in CIF-related consultations in-country; and (v) gender-responsive monitoring and evaluation, including use of gender-disaggregated indicators.

Woman-owned Solar Power Company Group, a model for attracting private investment in Thailand’s clean energy sector  (Photo: IFC)

To learn more about the impact of the CIF's increased attention to gender in investment plans and projects within its global portfolio see FY17 Progress Report.   

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