Managing for Feminist Results: Measuring Canada’s Feminist International Assistance


In 2017, Canada rolled out the world’s first Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP), to promote gender equality and empower women and girls as the effective approach to eradicating poverty and building a more peaceful and prosperous world.

Through the Results Data Initiative (RDI), we worked with Global Affairs Canada – International Assistance (GAC-IA) to develop its FIAP M&E work plan, design a comprehensive FIAP M&E system to fit within its existing frameworks, and calculate pre-FIAP baseline values for all 26 indicators identified.

This paper outlines the challenges and opportunities that development agencies may face when adopting new and/or feminist policies, and provides an overview of how other development agencies can integrate a feminist lens into their M&E frameworks.