This briefing note seeks to assess how gender analyses have been used as countries advanced their NAP processes, the changes they contributed to, and the key factors that enabled those changes. This assessment focuses on a sample of nine countries that have undertaken gender analyses for their NAP processes since 2017. Gender analysis is an essential tool for gender-responsive National Adaptation Plan processes, enabling countries to understand gender differences in climate change impacts, decision-making power, and opportunities to participate in—and benefit from—adaptation, as well as the opportunities and gaps in the policy and institutional context.
The report concludes that the gender analysis processes themselves have served to increase awareness, promote dialogue, and create connections between gender and climate change actors. They also provided recommendations that were either implemented directly or were included in other key documents, including NAP documents, sectoral NAPs, or more concrete gender and climate change plans.