A Gender Analysis of the policy and institutional framework for mainstreaming gender in the NDC was conducted through the NDC Support Programme.

GENDER MAINSTREAMING is the process of assessing the implications for women and men of any planned action, policy or programme, in all areas and at all levels before any decisions are made and throughout the whole process.
It is a strategy for making women’s as well as men’s concerns and experiences an integral dimension of the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes so that both women and men benefit and inequality is not perpetuated.

A GENDER ANALYSIS highlights the differences between and among women, men, girls and boys in terms of their relative distribution of resources, opportunities, constraints and power in a given context. It helps planners understand how the division of labour, roles and responsibilities, access to resources, use of time, decision-making power and cultural beliefs and practices may impact the ways in which men and women experience the effects of policies.

This booklet describes the gender analysis process Trinidad and Tobago followed.