Mapping gender mainstreaming in elections globally

A mapping exercise is under way to obtain information on gender and elections programming in UNDP country offices. To date there is little systematic tracking and limited baseline data to measure results in this area. Subsequently, adequate technical assistance and advisory support will be provided. A consultant was hired to develop a global mapping tool of UNDP country offices programming on gender, electoral process, political parties and support to electoral management bodies (EMBs). A separate questionnaire is being developed with the aim of collating information on gender mainstreaming practices in EMBs' electoral programming. The mapping will result in baseline data on practices to promote women's participation in electoral processes.