On September 26—27, Banyan Global presented the findings and recommendations from a gender analysis and gender assessment conducted from May—September, 2018 for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Guatemala. The purpose of the study was to inform the development of the Mission’s upcoming 2019–2024 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS).
Ana Landa Ugarte, the team leader of the analysis and assessment, and the study team presented the report findings in Guatemala City on September 26 to USAID staff and partners, and in Quetzaltenango on September 27 to USAID partners and study participants. Other attendees included national government counterparts and members of civil society organizations.
Major findings were reported on the legal and political framework in Guatemala, cultural norms and beliefs, gender roles/responsibilities and use of time, access to and control of goods and resources, power dynamics, and decision-making. The team also presented findings on USAID priority programming areas: security and justice, governance, health, education, economic growth (agricultural and non-agricultural), and natural resources management and climate change. The reports addressed gender-based violence, youth, and migration as cross-cutting themes. Recommendations were then provided to strengthen the integration of gender in the upcoming CDCS, increase capacity for gender integration in the USAID/Guatemala Mission, advance gender integration in the project life cycle, and successfully implement the project.
To learn more, view the gender analysis and assessment.