Integrating Gender throughout A Project's Life Cycle 2.0
In 2011, Land O’Lakes International Developments’ Gender Task Force successfully enacted a Gender Policy, which has set an organization-wide standard of expectations for gender programming. This policy states that Land O’Lakes will use a gender lens in program design, implementation, and evaluation for all projects, worldwide, regardless of whether these standards are mandated by a donor. Soon after this policy was enacted, it became apparent that guidance was needed on how to follow through on the commitments made and the expectations set. As a result, the original document – Integrating Gender throughout a Project’s Life Cycle – was born.
Following the document’s publication, many food security and nutrition implementers expressed interest in increasing its applicability to their work. With the support of TOPS, Land O’Lakes led a coalition of complementary partners to create a more robust and customizable toolkit. As a result of this process, the second edition now offers additional technical sections, best practices, and case studies that address capacity development and gender outcomes while building off the foundation provided by the first edition.