How much extra work will applying the GAM cause for project teams (designers and monitors?)

A: Humanitarian programs are expected to demonstrate relevance, responsiveness and accountability, particularly with respect to gender and age; this was underscored at the World Humanitarian Summit, and in the Grand Bargain.  The GAM is the simplest tool for doing precisely this.  Getting programs right may take time and effort, but this is not optional.

GAM users report that it takes a project team of 4-5 members about 90 minutes to discuss performance on each of the 12 gender equality measures and decide necessary program changes.