Since the Act became law GREAT and Plan have monitored how this legislation has been implemented and published “One Year Down the Road: The Impact of International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014”. Read the full report below (or download a pdf).


How It All Started

In 2014 GREAT joined forces with The Rt. Hon Bill Cash MP to ensure gender equality was a priority in the UK’s approach to international development.

LegislationAfter supporting the bill through Parliament, the International Development (Gender Equality) Act 2014 came in to force in May 2014. A huge step forward for all those who benefit from UK aid worldwide, this new law mandates the Secretary of State for International Development consider gender across all UK development policy and overseas aid spending.


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