The purpose of the GESI strategy is to present the overarching framework for the incorporation of GESI into the ECID programme. This is not a stand-alone piece of work with ‘independent’ or isolated activities. On the contrary, it is intended to be embedded within wider programme frameworks and operations. It will be linked to other cross-cutting strategies and frameworks such as the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework, the Gender, Inclusion, Power and Politics (GIPP) Analysis Framework, the Communications Strategy and the Policy and Advocacy Strategy. It will also inform overall programme design and the day-to-day functions of both the programme and individual partner approaches, as agreed in the design stage.