Project profile — Inclusive Legislatures for Gender-Responsive Policies


Parliamentary Centre (CA-CRA_ACR-2107817082)
2022-01-26 - 2026-09-30
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Ghana (35.00%)
• Kenya (35.00%)
• Togolese Republic (30.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Democratic participation and civil society (15150) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (principal objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project supports legislatures in Ghana, Kenya, and Togo to be more inclusive, gender-responsive and transparent. It addresses barriers to women’s participation in democratic processes and amplifies women’s voices, including COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. The project also improves legislative engagement with civil society, particularly women’s rights organizations. Project activities include: (1) enhancing the capacity of legislatures to formulate and operationalize gender-responsive strategies and plans; (2) enhancing the capacity of legislatures to implement administrative reforms to enable gender-sensitive resource use and service delivery; (3) supporting legislatures to amend and pass inclusive gender laws, including gender-sensitive budgets; (4) supporting legislatures to set up systems to oversee the achievement of gender equality commitments by executive branches; and (5) enabling legislatures to connect with citizens, in particular women and girls.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: 1) strengthened legislatures to represent the needs of the poorest and most marginalized populations, with a focus on women and girls; 2) improved abilities and effectiveness of elected officials to design and develop inclusive and gender responsive laws, policies and budgets; and 3) improved engagement of civil society and marginalized populations, in particular women and girls, in decision-making and democratic processes, to ensure that policies and services better respond to their needs.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $2,261,315
Planned disbursement $1,759,954
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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