To ensure women and girls, boys and men have equal access to and benefit from humanitarian assistance, their different needs must be understood and met. This is why the IASC instituted a “gender marker” which is a tool that codes, on a 0-2 scale, whether a project is designed well enough to ensure that men and women benefit equally from it. It will allow for aid agencies to target all groups equally and make sure everybody receives the resources needed to help them build back better after emergencies. This 2012 Gender Marker Report: Analysis of Results and Lessons Learned demonstrates what can be done when humanitarian organizations work together to improve their programming. The report makes some important recommendations on the way forward. Most importantly, it says that UN agencies, NGO partners and cluster-leads need to commit to using the Gender Marker as a way to ensure the different needs of the population are effectively met. It also calls on international agencies to help national partners take a more gender-sensitive approach – for example through training in the collection and use of sex- and age-disaggregated data (SADD), and use of the Gender Marker.