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Gender Analysis and Assessment – USAID/Guatemala

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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 (IDIQ) 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.

Under GITA, Banyan Global conducted a gender analysis and assessment for USAID/Guatemala from May to September 2018 to inform the development of the Mission’s 2019–2024 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). Using Banyan Global’s tested research tools, a research team conducted a gender analysis to identify gender advances and gaps and to propose recommendations across multiple priority  sectors in Guatemala, including: citizen security and justice, governance, education, health, economic growth (agricultural and non-agricultural), and natural resources management and climate change. The analysis also considered gender-based violence, youth, and illegal migration to the United States as cross-cutting themes.  In tandem with the analysis, the team conducted an extensive gender assessment in all of the aforementioned sectors and identified the extent to which USAID programming had responded to gender advances, gaps and opportunities. The team vetted the preliminary research findings with the Mission, including the Social Inclusion Working Group and the Indigenous People’s Working Group. The final gender analysis and assessment reports made practical, tailored recommendations (presented by sector and development objective) on approaches to achieve greater gender and social integration in the forthcoming USAID/Guatemala CDCS.  Upon completion of the report, the research team presented the findings and recommendations to USAID staff, partners, national government counterparts, project participants, and members of civil society organizations.