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Index: All Analysis Tools

This page offers a view of all analysis tools, in lists that can be filtered to your specific interests. To narrow the list/ filter through the tools listed, press the arrows next to the column header.

Before browsing tools for your study, it is important first to have a clear idea of what questions one would like to answer, and then consider how each of the following tools may help deepen the team’s understanding to answer these questions.


It may be easier to find tools through the following pages, organized around the program cycle: 

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  1. Emergencies
  2. Organizational and Programmatic Review and Planning
  3. Gender Analysis Tools
    • Macro and Secondary Analysis, Observation Techniques
    • Participatory Learning and Action
    • Numbers: Participatory Numbers and Quantitative Analysis
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Analysis tools to quickly assess a situation in terms of both identifying key gendered considerations while planning emergency relief, as well as analyzing the impacts of interventions:

Organizational and Programmatic Review and Planning

In addition to learning about the situational context concerning a particular community, a set of tools have also been developed to think through an organization’s own commitment to gender equality, programmatically and operationally:

Gender Analysis Tools

Macro and Secondary Analysis, Observation Techniques

Secondary analysis and observation techniques can be applied across contexts, and are useful complements to any study – whether a situational analysis, exploration of defining women’s empowerment and notions of gender equity in a given environment, monitoring and evaluation, or impact studies.

These methods have been done both individually or as a team. Approaches include:

Participatory Learning and Action

These methods have been widely adopted as an approach that seeks more equitable relations between researcher and participant, as they mutually engage in critical self-reflection and plans of action to promote social justice and equality.

This section comprises a majority of tools highlighted in this site. To filter the view and narrow this list, click the arrow next to each category/column header:



A number of studies have engaged the following tools to engage in quantitative analysis. These methods have been used to track changes in indicators across time, or between different groups/communities in relation to an intervention. Often these tools are combined with qualitative methods in research.

For support in analyzing information gathered, please see the Quantitative Analysis Page.

In a number of cases teams have also used participatory numbers gathered from participatory learning and analysis, as a basis for analysis:

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Tool name and link to that page.


Primary document or exercise that describes the analysis tool or exercise


How has the tool been used in the program cycle? (Situational analysis, Monitoring and evaluation, Monitoring impact/impact measurement)

Tool Requirements

  • Team Requirements: Facilitation team composition and roles.
  • Environment: in what environments has the tool been used: Are exercises tailored for rural, urban or emergency settings? Do they require privacy? Can exercises focus on analysis of specific development or government / justice institutions (i.e. schools, health services, etc.)?
  • Participants: Are exercises appropriate for children or youth? Would it be helpful to include older adults who have a broader experience on changes and trends? Do exercises require participants to be able to read / write?


A brief summary on what the tool explores

Area of Inquiry

In relation to the Good Practices Framework on Gender Analysis, which areas of inquiry does the tools explore?