Banyan Global


Gender Integration Technical Assistance (GITA) II Project

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Banyan Global is implementing the Gender Integration Technical Assistance (GITA) II task order, which provides on-demand, rapid-response, short-term technical assistance (STTA) to United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Missions and Bureaus across multiple sectors and in crisis and non-crisis settings. This task order applies expertise in gender research and practice to the process of designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating USAID strategies, projects, and activities to reduce the gender and women’s empowerment gaps that impede development outcomes.

USAID Missions or Bureaus may buy into GITA II to obtain technical support to address gender equality and women’s empowerment for any of the following tasks:

  • Gender analyses for the preparation of Country Development Cooperation Strategies (CDCSs) and Project Appraisal Documents (PADs), and technical assistance in incorporating findings into results frameworks and narratives texts.
  • Sector-, project-, and activity-specific gender analyses and research (value chains, access to WASH services, etc.)
  • Desk studies.
  • Monitoring and Learning Plans for strategy-level and project-level activities (developing gender-sensitive indicators, developing scopes of work, engendering results frameworks, etc.)
  • Technical assistance to improve the capacity of Missions and other operating units to incorporate gender- and inclusive development-related issues (disability, LGBTQ, indigenous populations, etc.), and the facilitation of staff discussions and/or workshops.
  • White papers or background papers on emerging, time-sensitive issues (sudden-onset refugee crisis, resilience, fragile states, pandemics. etc.)

All USAID Washington and overseas operating units can access technical services through GITA II.

Under GITA II, Banyan Global is carrying out the following work:

In addition, Banyan Global will be carrying out approximately 17 COVID-19-specific gender analyses for USAID to identify gender- and social inclusion-related constraints, opportunities, and recommendations for USAID and its implementing partners as they develop, adjust, and pivot their activity-level strategic planning and programming to prevent and mitigate the impact of COVID-19. Banyan Global is developing a tool on best practice standards to design and implement a COVID-19-specific gender analysis, including strategies and methodologies for remote data gathering.

Banyan Global is also developing a technical brief on the gendered impacts of COVID-19 and strategies to undertake gender-sensitive programming to design and implement COVID-19-responsive activities. Furthermore, Banyan Global is developing and curating a publicly accessible website with tools and resources, by sector, on key issues and strategies to mitigate gender inequalities in the prevention and response to COVID-19.

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