Gender with age marker: Improving humanitarian effectiveness

Publication language
Date published
01 Jan 2018
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Accountability to affected populations (AAP), Gender, Inclusion, Standards, System-wide performance
Use in Humanitarian Programme Cycle
Implementation & monitoring, Operational review & evaluation

The IASC Gender with Age Marker (GAM) looks at the extent to which essential programming actions address gender- and age-related differences in humanitarian response. It was developed in response to requests to strengthen the original IASC Gender Marker by including age and, most significantly, by adding a monitoring component. In addition to measuring programme effectiveness, it is a valuable teaching and self-monitoring tool, allowing organizations to learn by doing in developing programs that respond to all aspects of diversity.

With the 2019 Humanitarian Planning Cycle (HPC), the GAM replaces the previous IASC Gender Marker applied to appeal projects since 2009. Its use will be similarly required in the Financial Tracking System (FTS), and Member States asked to commit to only funding partners who report to the FTS using the IASC Gender with Age Marker, and subsequently update the marker based on monitoring data.