Strengthening the evidence base on social norms and gender equality in Burkina Faso (SIGI)

Contract partner: OECD / DEV - Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development / Development CentreCountry: Burkina Faso Funding amount: € 620.000,00Project start: 15.05.2015End: 14.01.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The project will produce the first comprehensive, qualitative and quantitative evidence base and analytical overview of the role of social institutions on gender equality outcomes in Burkina Faso (BF) using the Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).

The overall objective is to improve the rights and well-being of women and girls in BF and to advance gender equality through the elimination of discrimination in social institutions.

The purpose of the project is to establish a database and indicators on social norms and gender equality to support national stakeholders in integrating the evidence into future policies targeting gender equality and women’s empowerment. The methodology will draw on the successful country SIGI pilot in Uganda supported by the Austrian Development Cooperation and the OECD’s expertise on gender statistics and capacity building.

Main activities include an in-depth background study of social institutions in BF; at least 6 national technical exchanges and policy dialogue workshops with statistical offices and policymakers to build capacity on social norm statistics for gender equality with at least 90 persons ; at least 2 regional policy workshops and technical exchanges with international organisations and West African government representatives; online social media discussion with civil society organizations; a nationally-representative survey in all 42 districts; a cross-country study of discrimination against women in francophone West Africa accompanied by a regional SIGI report, and a SIGI BF database and analytical report.

Activities will be conducted by the OECD Development Centre in partnership with the Ministry for the Promotion of Women and Gender and the National Institute for Statistics and Demography.

For long-term sustainability and impact, the project will adopt a 2-pronged strategy to promote policy dialogue with key national stakeholders and build technical capacity of national statistical agencies on social institutions.

project number2795-00/2015
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 2, Reproductive health: 1, Democracy: 1
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.