As indicated in the government policy Turning Equality in Law into Equality in Fact (, 2.1 MB), Gender-Based Analysis (GBA) is an analysis process that promotes gender equality when applied to the orientations and actions of local, regional and national decision-making bodies. The purpose of GBA is to detect different impacts on women and men which may result from the adoption of public projects (legislation, regulations, policies, programs, measures, services) that affect citizens, while taking into account the different realities and needs of women and men. It is carried out during project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. In some situations, GBA will lead to different measures for women and men, to diminish inequalities. Its goal is to attain equality in fact.
Since 1997, the Ministère de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale has been contributing to the government’s GBA implementation project, making substantial contributions to the application of GBA in a variety of cases: