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 partnered with USAID/Kenya to conduct a gender analysis to inform the mission’s 2020-2025 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS). Using Banyan Global’s tested gender analysis research tools, a three-person research team carried out in-country data collection to identify macro-level gender equality advances, constraints, and opportunities in Kenya across the following themes: reducing chronic vulnerability; investing in the well-being of Kenyans; improving social systems; and regional impact. The gender analysis also focused on gender-based violence prevention and response as a cross-cutting theme, and youth and rural/urban residents as key populations. The gender analysis report provided findings and recommendations by USAID/Kenya’s development objectives and intermediate results and content on the integration of gender and social inclusion into the CDCS.