Gender and Inclusive Development

EnCompass works with clients on strengthening their knowledge and skills to identify and address inequalities that prevent achievement of desired development outcomes. Many people are excluded from development because of their sex, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, poverty, or other socio-cultural factors. Such exclusion deepens inequality worldwide. EnCompass supports our clients—UN organizations, United States government agencies, and international non-governmental organizations—to implement inclusive development that enables all groups of people to contribute to creating opportunities, sharing the benefits of development, and participating in decision-making.

EnCompass’ approach to gender and inclusive development integrates the standards and principles of human rights—participation, non-discrimination, and accountability—and spans a range of program sectors (e.g., agriculture; conflict; democracy, rights, and governance; economic growth; education, energy and infrastructure; health; HIV; and rule of law) and geographies (e.g., Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East).

USAID Lesotho Karabo ea Bophelo (KB) Activity

The USAID KB Activity, whose name, Karabo ea Bhopelo, translates to “a solution to good health,” works directly with the Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports & Recreation, which is responsible for facilitating gender integration, including gender-based violence (GBV)...

Gender-Based Violence Landscape Analysis in Ethiopia

The USAID Transform: Primary Health Care Project provides technical assistance to strengthen Ethiopia’s health systems and support the Ethiopian government’s efforts to prevent child and maternal deaths. In 2017–2018, the project conducted a gender analysis, led by...

USAID, Energy II IDIQ

USAID's Energy II IDIQ aims to address the global demand for and use of modern energy services by fostering sustainable energy development. Work under this contract includes technical assistance and capacity building to manage the multifaceted elements of improved...

Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment Program

The Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) Program enhances gender equality and women’s empowerment in agriculture programs by providing targeted technical assistance to USAID missions and implementing partners, the Bureau for Food Security, and other...