An important first step in strengthening gender equity and nutrition outcomes involves having reliable methods of measurement of current conditions (Ballard et al. 2011). Measurement tools and indicators have been developed and validated for measuring nutrition outcomes (FANTA 2008; FAO and FHI 360 2016) and gender equity (Malapit et al. 2014; Alkire et al. 2013) at international level. Measurement helps to hold implementers accountable for the actions they take towards improving the status of gender equity and/or nutrition outcomes in their target areas.
Although many measurement tools and indicators are already validated and accepted internationally, literature on best practice of their use in the Zambian context1 remains scant. These guidelines fill this gap by providing best practice tips to help agricultural projects appropriately use gender equity indicators and nutrition measurement tools in assessing their impacts in the Zambian context.