4 Setup for gender mainstreaming: institutions, coordination and national strategies

Gender mainstreaming practices presented in the previous section involve several stakeholders ranging from government institutions to private sector entitles and NGOs. When it comes to government institutions, practices show that institutions that put in place gender mainstreaming practices are those that put in place digital policies (i.e., ministries in charge of ICT, ICT regulators, etc.). This section analyses the role of ministries in charge of ICT and other ministries influencing the digital economy, identifies institutionalized coordination mechanisms for connecting digital policies to gender, and highlights the link between gender mainstreaming practices to national strategic documents such as overarching national ICT policies.