The Gender Equality in Research Scale (GEIRS)

The Gender Equality in Research Scale (GEIRS) is a tool designed to monitor the level of gender integration across the project portfolio of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) through a self-assessment questionnaire based on a set of minimum standards for gender integration. The self-assessment is carried out by project leaders or teams on an annual basis and reflects the stage that a project is in at the time of assessment. It allows both research teams and gender experts to identify strategies for achieving higher levels of gender integration and amplifying prospects for more equitable, relevant and sustainable outcomes.