The Expert for Aid Studies decided in 2016 to initiate “on-going evaluation” on the efforts to strengthen gender mainstreaming at Sida until 2018. This first report presents the researcher’s “baseline” focusing on gender integration in interventions, strategies and reporting from before the current strategy was put into force. In total, two interim reports and a final EBA report will be presented. The final report will be completed by the beginning of 2018. Authors: Elin Bjarnegård and Fredrik Uggla.