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Integrating gender and social equality into sustainable development research: a guidance note

This guidance note supports the integration of gender and social equality (GSE) in qualitative as well as quantitative research, independent of environmental issues, geographical focus and societal levels.

Lisa Segnestam / Published on 5 November 2018
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Segnestam, L. (2018). Integrating Gender and Social Equality into Sustainable Development Research: a Guidance Note. SEI Report. October 2018, version 1.0. Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm.

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.


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