The Gender Research Alliance’s core activity is to undertake high quality research and development in the private and public sector. We undertake assignments that promote social inclusion with a focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Gender Research Alliance was established by three independent international professionals with the expertise and desire to improve the quality and outcomes of gender responsive development research in middle to lower income countries.

We have over 50 years of combined experience working in social inclusion and economic development. With a commitment to gender equality, we have been involved in research and development for private sector growth, gender audits and inclusion strategies and action plans, inclusive value chain development, and inclusive policy development.

Our broad experience has enabled the us to work with all types of organisations such as UN agencies, charitable foundations, government agencies and NGO’s.

The Gender Research Alliance offers experience in:

Constructing evidence-based arguments, obtaining consensus and support for the development and implementation of inclusive development programmes.

Supporting shifts in organizational processes and structures by carrying out participatory gender and disability audits for with associated reports and action plans and indicators of achievement.

Developing gender responsive monitoring and evaluation frameworks with associated indicators of achievement.

Providing high quality research, focusing on specific target groups and their realities.

Developing situation specific tools and methodologies that promote social inclusion in research processes and outcomes.

Researching environmental governance and gender impacts of environmental programmes.

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Online learning for gender mainstreaming

Like many other organisations during the COVID 19 pandemic the GRA has been using technology for gender capacity building with clients. A sharp learning curve …

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Elements of the impact of COVID on gender equality

Gender impacts of COVID-19

Decision making and gendered roles: Women have proved to be less visible in COVID-19 crisis decision-making, yet within health emergencies they are prominent as frontline …

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New market analysis for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

Conducted by The Gender Research Alliance, for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) to support their work in Kenya. The purpose of this research …

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Comprehensive gender analysis, gender targets and policy for the Benguela Current Convention

This assignment conducted a gender analysis and develop a resulting action plan with indicators of achievement and gender baseline information for the Benguela Current Convention …

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Situational analysis of cooperatives in Jere Local Government Area, Nigeria

The objective of this assignment for the International Labour organisation was to understand the current situation of cooperatives and other similar organizations in Jere Local …

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Flemish cooperation: Gender and the green economy in South Africa

The Gender Research Alliance is technically advising and supporting the General Representation of the Government of Flanders in South Africa to gender mainstream their green …

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