Can a cross-cutting issue (gender, sustainability or public-private partnerships) become the policy sectorial area of a Joint Programme proposal?

No, the programme should corespond to one of the three sectorial and policy areas established in the SDG-F’s Terms of Reference (inclusive economic growth for poverty eradication, food security and nutrition, and water and sanitation). However, in some cases one of the three cross cutting issues can be specially highlighted or relevant. For instance, within the inclusive economic growth sectorial area, women’s access to productive resources and economic opportunities can be selected as an outcome of the joint programme. In such a case, however, the programme should be formulated as an inclusive economic growth programme, not as a gender programme. All three cross-cutting issues (sustainability, gender and public-private partnerships) should be incorporated in the design of programme proposals.