Policymakers often become interested in mainstreaming gender into their policies based on the learnings from SheTrades Outlook. However, they frequently cite the lack of technical capacity to formulate and implement gender-inclusive policies. That is why ITC provides technical assistance to governments to mainstream gender into trade and trade-related policies, laws and regulations, ensuring that the advisory work is tailored to countries’ contexts and priorities.
ITC develops policy briefs to report key findings and provide policy recommendations from SheTrades Outlook. Policymakers can use the briefs to inform stakeholder consultations and identify focus areas for programming and policy reform at the national, regional, and international levels. The policy briefs are publicly available on the tool.
ITC developed structured methodologies to help encourage inclusive policy reform in-country. They are detailed in three step-by-step guides that give policymakers and negotiators access to easy-to-use questionnaires, checklists and decision trees to complement SheTrades Outlook data and operationalize policies, programmes and initiatives.