IDinsight conducted a recent survey to understand the gender dynamics of surveyor teams in India and to effectively improve the experiences of their own surveyors. This blog post shares findings and recommendations that can be used to enhance the diversity, equity, and inclusion of surveyors at IDinsight and other organizations.
Our training materials can be used to introduce a broad range of audiences and backgrounds to important concepts related to gender and health. Each training course focuses on one of five themes that complement the CORE Gender 101 agenda: Gender Integration, HIV + Sexuality, Safe Motherhood, Gender-Based Violence, and Constructive Male Engagement. The courses are designed to meet the geographic and technical needs of cooperating agencies, USAID Missions, and specific projects. Materials range from basics such as using a shared gender vocabulary and programmatic guidance, to user guides on how to conduct a gender analysis, to exercises for gender trainings. The trainings are geared to be used by anyone and with any audience, even those learning about gender for the first time!
Our popular Gender Integration Continuum framework is an important tool to assess how programs do (or do not) address gender and move them toward more gender-transformative actions. An updated User’s Guide for facilitating training on use of the continuum is available, along with other materials.
This blog post explores some of the findings of a recently published paper from Brookings exploring the potential effect of public policy responses on gender-related differences in enterprise performance. Exploiting the large cross-country variation in public health and economic policy responses, Brookings studied whether good public policies were associated with a narrower performance gap between male- and female-owned businesses.
Bringing electricity to a community without addressing or changing its social distribution of power can backfire—the people who need it most are left behind, and existing inequities are exacerbated. This article asserts that, when it comes to development, organizations building green infrastructure have to start treating gender equity and energy access as the intersectional issues they are.
This blog discusses how a continuous endorsement of masculinity beliefs may negatively influence the overall health and wellbeing of men. Conformity to masculine beliefs prevents men from seeking professional help and care when going through emotional or personal crises, causes them to seek less preventive care, and can contribute to intentional deferment of professional care when experiencing injury or illness.
This article highlights insights and lessons learned from the PACE Project for creating more equitable, inclusive, meaningful—and, ultimately, impactful—partnerships with youth leaders. PACE has evolved a partnership model that fosters respectful and mutually beneficial partnerships with youth leaders and youth-led organizations that honors their unique priorities and explores new approaches. This intentional approach questions traditional strategies, shifts power dynamics, focuses on learning from youth leaders, and capitalizes on the diverse skills and strengths of partners.
This blog post highlights USAID’s work to empower women taking leadership in land and resource governance across India, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. The blog shares the inspiring stories of five women who are overcoming gender bias, stereotypes, and discrimination to lead their communities towards more inclusive and environmentally sustainable land and natural resource management. Strengthening women’s ability to access, own, use, and control land and natural resources is a powerful pathway to socioeconomic empowerment and key to development outcomes.