Latin America and the Caribbean

Facilitation Guide for an Integrated Evaluation Methodology: Most Significant Change and PhotoVoice

In 2012, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and its local implementing partners launched the Learning for Gender Integration initiative (LGI), an innovative program to address gender inequality in the context of food security. LGI’s goal was to address inequalities to ensure that men and women have equal opportunities to benefit from […] Continue reading

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Study of the Most Significant Changes Contributing to Decreased Maternal Mortality in Select Ministry of Health Hospitals in the Dominican Republic

This report summarizes the findings of a study designed to answer the question: “Is it possible to significantly reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity-mortality if the major factors associated with these health problems are identified, and an action plan with the active participation of staff and community is developed and implemented.” […] Continue reading

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Gender Background Report Volume II: Gender-focused Recommendations and Action Plan for USAID/Bolivia

This two-volume background report includes a gender analysis that summarizes the gender disparities in key programmatic sectors in which USAID has been working, examines why they exist, and suggests some possible approaches to reduce inequalities. This report, Volume II is a draft gender action plan, consisting of an application of […] Continue reading

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Gender Background Report Volume I: Gender Analysis for USAID/Bolivia

In 2013 USAID/Bolivia will develop a new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) in support of Bolivia’s National Development Plan. The two prospective development objectives (DOs) in health and environment are likely to focus on reducing the social and economic exclusion of historically disadvantaged Bolivian populations. Activities under the new strategy […] Continue reading

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Strengthening implementation of gender-based violence policies in Bolivia: Analysis and Implementation Advocacy in the Avances de Paz Project

Gender-based violence (GBV) is increasingly recognized as both a public health and human rights issue that affects the majority of the world’s women. Bolivia has a long history of high prevalence of GBV—particularly intimate partner violence. Although the country has long carried out advocacy for legal and policy measures to […] Continue reading

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USAID/Bolivia: Health Strategy Portfolio Review FY2005-FY2009

In preparation for the design of a new strategy, a five person team undertook a portfolio review of USAID/Bolivia‘s health Program. A portfolio review was more appropriate assessment than a final evaluation as midstream changes to the FY2005-FY2009 strategy in 2007 made it unrealistic to measure impacts of interventions implemented […] Continue reading

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Gender-Based Violence and Family Planning Services in Bolivia: A Review of the Evidence through the Lens of the Demographic Health Survey and the Health Policy Initiative Avances de Paz Project

The purpose of this assessment is to ascertain whether GBV presents a barrier to the demand/use of FP/RH services and to explore whether stand-alone GBV interventions such as Avances de Paz have the potential to increase uptake of FP/RH services by addressing the common root causes of GBV and low […] Continue reading

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Hablando sobre nosotros: autodiagnóstico comunitario

Ejerciendo ciudadanía: guía metodológica de incidencia política en violencia basada en género

Necesitamos orientar -de manera coordinada con el Estado y los organismos internacionales- los esfuerzos por prevenir la violencia basada en género tomando en cuenta a hombres y mujeres de todas las edades como población prioritaria, por hacer accesible la atención a la VBG y los programas de prevención, por crear […] Continue reading

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Construyendo los avances de paz: guía metodológica de análisis y planificación

Reconocer la presencia de este tipo de violencia en su comunidad fue un primer paso importantísimo en el proceso. Ahora toca facilitar espacios en los que intenten desentrañar la problemática de manera cuidadosa para entender su origen, su naturaleza y sus consecuencias. Con frecuencia, encontramos una conducta social que no […] Continue reading

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