CARE’s Gender Marker has just expanded to be used in both humanitarian and development programming! The Gender Marker helps teams measure the integration of gender into programming from harmful to transformative, using a simple grading system from 0 to 4. Initially designed in 2013, this revised iteration of the Gender Marker builds on findings from the pilot phase and the team is working to incorporate into CARE’s Project Information and Impact Reporting System (PIIRs). There are a series of short videos about the Gender Marker available here





Using the Gender Marker in CARE

Find out about how different parts of CARE are using the Gender Marker in the Learning Paper



Le marqueur genre en français:


Marcador de Género de CARE en espangol:



Marcador de Gênero da CARE em portugues:



Gender Marker in Arabic (working drafts):

Gender Marker Trainings:

Do you want to access training on how to use the CARE Gender Marker? A complete set of training materials are available below. This includes session plan for running your own CARE Gender Marker training including a presentation and training exercise. We are tracking how many women and men are trained in the CARE Gender Marker. Please get in touch with Isadora Quay to let us know how many were trained and to get access to the answer sheets for the exercises.




CARE Canada is slowly integrating the gender marker as a tool that will be used to measure the program quality of its entire portfolio. Our KPI is that 70% of our humanitarian work is sensitive and 75% of our long term development work is responsive. Our current commitments and next steps can be found on this Yammer presentation.