Banyan Global is implementing the Gender Integration Technical Assistance (GITA) task order under the Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality (ADVANTAGE) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. GITA provides on-demand, rapid response short-term technical assistance (STTA) to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Missions and Bureaus across sectors.
Banyan Global is conducting a gender analysis and assessment for USAID/Colombia from January to April 2019 to inform the Mission’s 2019-2024 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). Using Banyan Global’s tested gender analysis research tools, the four-person research team will identify systemic constraints and opportunities across multiple thematic areas in Colombia. The team will simultaneously undertake a gender assessment focusing on several cross-cutting themes, including democracy, human rights and governance (with a focus on reintegration and inclusion); rural economic development, value chains, tertiary roads and land tenure; natural resources governance and corruption and illegal economies; citizen security; and the Venezuelan refugee crisis. Both of these research endeavors will be undertaken in close collaboration with Mission staff to build their capacity in best practice gender research approaches and provide support to integrate key findings into their CDCS process. The gender assessment will summarize how the Mission has responded to gender gaps, opportunities and advances. Upon completion of the reports, the research team will present the findings and practical, tailored recommendations to USAID staff, partners, national government counterparts, project participants, and members of civil society organizations.