SEI is working to embed gender and social equality issues across all of its research. Illustration: smartboy10 / Getty Images.

It is mainly relevant for achieving GSE-sensitive research – that is, research that integrates GSE where there is not an explicit gender focus. The guidance will help project leaders and researchers, at SEI and elsewhere, to:

  • think about how GSE is relevant to their research or, in some cases, to more clearly identify the GSE aspects of ongoing research, and
  • integrate GSE concerns into their research, particularly into high-priority initiatives and projects, or identify results that are relevant to GSE and present them.

The guidance introduces the benefits of applying a GSE lens in sustainable development research and presents dimensions that are important for integrating GSE into research. Finally, it provides guidance on how to integrate GSE concerns in the main phases of conducting research.