The objective of this guidance note is to identify entry points for gender considerations in sectors typically financed by Emergency Recovery Projects (ERPs) (financed by the World Bank or other development partners) that respond to the impacts of natural hazards, excluding epidemics and pandemics.

Making entry points for gender accessible for teams and government counterparts can help them find relevant ways to integrate gender consideration into project design early on in preparation. As per the definition used in this note, considering gender in a project means that the project identifies gender gaps, presents actions to address those gaps, and uses relevant indicators to measure progress.

The analysis in this note captures good practices and lessons learned through a review of World Bank-financed ERPs carried out from fiscal year FY2017 to FY2021 that responded to the impacts of natural hazards.