Source：Chinese Women's Research Network | Release Date：2010-12-7
Moser developed Moser's Framework in the early 1980s in the Developing Planning Unit (DPU). Based on the concept of Gender and Development (GAD), it progressed from a method of gender analysis to one of gender policy and planning.
The framework aims to make gender planning an independent plan through which to liberate women from their subordinate status and help them in their fight for equality, fair social status and empowerment. The framework proposes that gender planning is political as well as technical, and assumes that conflicts exist in planning.
Moser's Framework hinges on the core concepts of the triple role women play of mothers, production and community management, gender needs, women in development (WID) and GAD (gender and development). It includes six tools. Tool 1 is that of gender identification. Tool 2 assesses gender needs, based on the concept of gender interests subdivided into actual and strategic gender needs. Tool 3 analyses policy on resource allocation within the family. Tool 4 balances the triple role of women. Tool 5 is a policy model that differentiates women in development (WID) and Gender and Development (GAD). The framework divides the development plan policy into 5 modes: those of the welfare model i.e. the original mode (1950-1970); the three WID models including the fair mode (1976-1985), anti-poverty mode (1970s) and efficiency mode (1980s); and the most recent GAD model i.e. the empowerment mode. The framework helps choose the model most appropriate for gender intervention. Tool 6 encourages individuals or groups on behalf of women to participate in the development plan that calls for women, organizations and planners to incorporate gender awareness into developing project plans by distinguishing actual and strategic gender needs, and taking them into account throughout planning.