A: Unlike the old gender marker, the GAM is not a “compliance” tool. It does not seek to enforce a certain standard of gender equality programming. It is a reflective learning tool. This means that the GAM results are intended to encourage thought and discussion by the people who design and monitor projects and programmes. Clusters and donors may decide to use GAM codes to indicate an acceptable threshold for funding, or they may have expectations for coding improvement between the Design and Monitoring Phases.