Gender impact assessment is the estimation of the different effects (positive, negative or neutral) of any policy or activity implemented to specific items in terms of gender equality In practice IO2 is a Scientific Research relevant to:
improve the design and the planning of the policy under consideration, in order to prevent a negative
impact on gender equality and to strengthen gender equality through better designed, transformative legislation and policies;
measuring the degree of Knowledge of entrepreneurship of women in order to identify the contents (training solutions) that will be developed in IO3;
A primary objective is to adapt the policy to make sure that any discriminatory effects are either
removed or mitigated. Beyond avoiding negative effects, a GIA can also be used in a more
transformative way as a tool for defining gender equality objectives and formulating the policy so as
to proactively promote gender equality.