EnCompass LLC is delighted to celebrate the launch of USAID’s 2023 Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy (Gender Policy) which lays out the vision for USAID’s work to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world. We are proud of all that our Designing Effective eVidence-Based Engagement and Learning for Organizational Performance (DEVELOP) team has done to support the consultations, text revisions, and design principles that led to this policy and have been honored to be a part of this incredible effort.

EnCompass has been working with the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub (GenDev) since 2014, operationalizing USAID’s Gender Policy by designing and delivering a suite of gender training courses. These include Achieving Development Outcomes through Gender Integration, Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence Across USAID Sectors, the Advanced Gender Integration and Leadership (AGILE) course, and a unique course for implementing partners. Each course features an action learning or capstone component, to ensure that the critical topics addressed are meaningfully integrated in participants’ Offices or Missions—further supporting the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment in USAID programs and activities. We were thrilled to see the recent release of the newest Gender 101 course, which we designed with GenDev, working in partnership with subject-matter experts and Gender Advisors throughout the Agency. This new course is now required learning for all Agency staff, per the new Gender Policy.

In Gender 101, participants embark on an interactive learning journey, guided by several USAID Gender Advisors, to explore opportunities and best practices for operationalizing the new Gender Policy through their work. Those who are interested can take the course, which is publicly available on USAID.gov.

EnCompass brings a deep commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment to its work throughout the Agency. We are excited to bring our best to operationalizing this new policy.


To learn more about our Gender and Inclusive Development services and projects, please visit our website here.

To learn about our learning and capacity strengthening services and projects, please visit our website here.