Several different Gender Analysis Frameworks exist today. They are step-by-step tools for carrying out gender analysis, which help to raise questions, analyze information, and develop strategies to increase women's and men's participation in and benefits from forestry programmes.
Gender Analysis Frameworks are concerned with:
1. The development context or patters in an area, answering the questions What is getting better? What is getting worse?
2. Women's and men's activities and roles in the forestry sectors, answering the questions Who does what?
3. Women's and men's access to and control over resources, answering the questions. Who has what? Who needs what?, and
4. The forestry programme actions needed, answering the questions What should be done to close the gaps between what women, and men need? What does development deliver?
Gender Analysis can be used for example in the following situations:
Source: FAO, "Gender issues in the Zambia Forestry Action Programme" (1997)