Toolkits and Methodologies

Our commitment to building the capacity of other stakeholders to implement equitable programs has led us to assemble toolkits and methodologies for a number of clients. These reference guides allow practitioners to continue learning and improving their work long after trainings or workshops are over. We have developed toolkits for a number of clients including USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Center for International Forestry Research and others.


Examples of Our Work

Promoting Gender Equitable Opportunities in Agricultural Value Chains: A Handbook

Cultural Practice, LLC was the lead technical partner in the development of USAID’s first gender and agricultural value chain analysis methodology and training program. This handbook describes a framework for understanding how gender issues affect value chain development programs and a process for identifying and designing interventions to overcome gender-based constraints.

Manual for Integrating Gender into Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS programs

CP was responsible for a major revision of this manual, originally published in 2004 (also authored by CP). It focuses on the “how” of gender integration and has been used by program managers, designers of new programs, and gender trainers widely as an invaluable tool for integrating gender concerns into program design, implementation, and evaluation, thereby improving reproductive health through equitable gender relations. The revised version includes new case studies and additional tools for gender analysis.

Livelihood Options for Girls: A Guide for Program Managers and Identifying Appropriate Livelihood Options for Adolescent Girls- A Program Design Tool

CP developed tools for USAID program managers and collaborating implementing agencies to select appropriate livelihood program options for different groups of adolescent girls to reduce the economic vulnerabilities that make them susceptible to HIV transmission.