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Gender Assessment: USAID/Ghana

USAID/Ghana is in the process of developing a new Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) that will cover fiscal years 2011-2015. The new strategy will focus on the same four development objectives (DO) as the current strategy: Economic Growth, Education, Democracy and Governance, and Health. The USAID/Ghana Mission anticipates substantially realigning […] Continue reading

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Expanding the Role of Minority Serving Institutions in the Work of USAID

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2011
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In 2009-2010, efforts were renewed to both broaden and deepen the involvement of Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) in United States Agency for International Development (USAID) agricultural programming, and under the auspices of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) an MSI Working Group was formed. Members of the […] Continue reading

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Gender Assessment: USAID/Senegal

Author: Rubin, D.; Niang-Mbodj, O.K. | Publication Date: 2010
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The USAID/Senegal mission has made concerted efforts over the past few years to identify gender issues and to address gender inequalities in its programming. It has numerous projects that target women or men in order to overcome identified disparities, and which conduct the work through inclusive, community-based efforts to ensure […] Continue reading

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Gender Assessment of the USAID/Egypt Health Program

Author: Caro, D.; Ibrahim, S. | Publication Date: 2010
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USAID/Egypt is in the process of preparing a bridge strategy that will transition it from the end of its current strategy to its next phase, which is under discussion with the Government of Egypt. As part of this transition, the Office of Health and Population requested a gender assessment to […] Continue reading

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Gender Assessment: USAID/Central Asia Republics

Author: Rubin, D.; Somach, S. | Publication Date: 2010
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The legacy of decades of Soviet rule still affects the development of the five countries that comprise the Central Asian Republics (CAR) – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Unlike some other countries of the Former Soviet Union (FSU), the Central Asian countries did not achieve independence through a broad-based […] Continue reading

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Integrating Attention to Gender in Development Programming USAID/Tanzania

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2010
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This site provides a link to the agenda, presentations, and handouts for the gender workshop on Integrating Attention to Gender in Development Programming. The workshop was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in May 2010 and led by Deborah Rubin, Director, Cultural Practice, LLC. Continue reading

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 and Community Development: Experience of GL CRSP Projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan.

Author: Rubin, D. | Publication Date: 2010
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Addressing gender disparities in economic growth, particularly in agriculture, is not a new goal for development interventions, but after a hiatus in the 1990s it has received new attention in the past decade. Four research and outreach projects of the Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program working in Ethiopia, Ghana, […] Continue reading

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Gender Issues and Agriculture in Senegal

Currently at 13.8% of GDP, agriculture remains vitally important to the Senegalese economy and to its inhabitants, encompassing 77.5% of the work force.2 The primacy of agriculture and fishing has however been replaced in export earnings by phosphate production. Revenue from tourism is also important. Senegal’s historical reliance on the […] Continue reading

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