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Technical Support on Gender Integration to USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub (GenDev)

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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.

Under GITA II, Banyan Global is delivering technical assistance to USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub (GenDev) on several initiatives to support implementation of the USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy.

  • Increasing the Quality and Uptake of Gender Analyses: Banyan Global is creating a gender analysis toolkit with guidance, resources, and templates for USAID staff to use when developing activity-level gender analyses to inform solicitations. The toolkit’s content is informed by insights gathered from USAID staff during a consultation process which identified key barriers and enablers of effective gender analyses within the Agency.
  • Design and Pilot a Gender Marker: Banyan Global is developing and piloting a gender integration marker, a self-assessment tool to support USAID staff identify the extent to which activities integrate and advance gender equality. Announced as a recommended tool in USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy, the gender marker is a best practice designed to support Agreement Officer’s Representatives/Contracting Officer’s Representatives, Missions, and Gender Advisors deepen gender integration. The development of USAID’s gender integration marker draws on experiences and insights from existing gender markers, as well as feedback from USAID staff gathered through activity-level pilots across diverse sectors in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Central Asia, and Asia. Banyan Global is piloting the gender integration marker with USAID Missions.
  • Review of Gender Integration in Solicitations: Banyan Global is conducting a desk review examining gender integration within Fiscal Year 2023 public solicitations. The findings will gauge advancements in gender integration since the enactment of the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018 and be used as a baseline for tracking the adoption of USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy.