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.
Under GITA, Banyan Global conducted a gender analysis for USAID/North Macedonia from April through July 2019 to inform the Mission’s 2020-2025 Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). The Gender Analysis identified advances, gaps and opportunities on gender equality and women’s empowerment in three sectors/thematic areas: increased private sector growth; citizen-responsive governance; and improved social cohesion. Using Banyan Global’s tested gender analysis research tools, the three-person research team also proposed strategic and programmatic recommendations across the three thematic areas to inform the CDCS.