There is growing body of evidence which underlines how men, women and children and various smaller subsets, such as people with disabilities and/or ethnic minorities are vulnerable to conflicts, disasters and other man-made stresses, as well as how they mobilize different capacities to build their resilience. Ensuring every group’s equal participation in governance processes, and their equal benefits from services, are preconditions for the achievement of inclusive and effective governance.
Adopting a differential lens helps to achieve a better understanding of the different experiences among different groups of people and also between individuals within those groups according to their age, ethnic origins or sexual orientation. We believe in focusing on project design through to implementation and then monitoring and evaluation while remaining sensitive to these aspects. This helps us explore and explain the influence that dynamics and social power relations have on project implementation and impacts.