Is use of the GAM mandatory for both project design and project monitoring?

A:  YES.  The GAM (design phase) is mandatory for all projects developed and submitted for funding in the current Humanitarian Response Planning Cycle.  The monitoring phase of the GAM can be applied at any point during implementation, though it is only mandatory at the end of the project.  Many donors are also expected to make GAM use a requirement.  As an IASC tool that improves the quality of humanitarian programming, IASC agencies are also expected to use it.