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Gender Responsive Policy & Practice Assessment Instructions


"Being gender-responsive means creating an environment through site selection, staff selection, program development, content, and material that reflects an understanding of the lives of women and girls and responds to their strengths and challenges (Covington & Bloom, 2002)" 

  • First, download the full GRPPA manual or each individual Phases (below).

  • Second, review supporting materials.

  • .After your review if you would like to access the tool, please submit a Technical Assistance Request.

Other Information

Phase 1: Pre Assessment Activities

This section describes the necessary activities that agency leadership shall complete before assessment begins. The goal of this section is to identify reasons the agency/leadership chose to assess for gender responsivity (motivation) and determine information available about the female clients (site readiness).


Phase 2: Preparing for GRPPA Facilitation

This section provides information that can help prepare the GRPPA project team for GRPPA Facilitation by reviewing the GRPPA instructions, instrument and background materials, to ensure that team members are fully prepared to undertake the assessment.


Phase 3: GRPPA Facilitation

This section offers the facilitation process and identifies options for information collection during the assessment as well as consensus scoring.


Phase 4: Post Assessment Activities

This section outlines all of the post-assessment activities including selecting priority areas and developing an action plan, and developing and presenting findings and action strategies to agency leadership.


Each section ends with a work plan that summarizes activities and estimates the time it will take for each activity in that phase. It is recommended that the complete, four-phase work plan is printed out to review project activities and time estimates for each activity.