Gender

Project Date: 2015-2020

EnCompass is supporting activities to integrate gender issues into design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of Mission activities. EnCompass provides regular gender reviews of evaluation plans and tools for Mission programs and implementing partner projects.

Support has included developing the gender resources such as:

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Project Date: 2017-2022

Ethiopian mother and child

EnCompass serves as gender advisor in a consortium, led by Pathfinder International, implementing USAID’s TRANSFORM/Primary Health Care (PHC) project in Ethiopia. The consortium will work with USAID/Ethiopia and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to advance gender equality and end preventable child and maternal deaths in four of the most populous regions in Ethiopia. EnCompass also provides assistance in capacity building and quality improvement initiatives in this role. 

In Year 1, the team will work with the Ministry of Health to conduct a gender analysis that will lay the foundation for a TRANSFORM/PHC Gender Strategy to guide the project’s gender activities. 

With multiple EnCompass staff members seconded to Pathfinder International’s field offices,...

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Project Date: 2015-2016

EnCompass conducted a corporate evaluation of UN Women’s Regional Architecture. UN Women’s mandate is to progress efficiently and effectively toward the goal of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Regional Architecture decentralized UN Women’s structure, establishing six regional offices, six multi-country offices, and transforming 15 existing sub-regional offices into either regional, multi-country, or country offices.  EnCompass’ evaluation assessed the relevance, organizational effectiveness, and administrative efficiency of the Regional Architecture in delivering its mandate across operational work, normative support, and UN coordination.

The evaluation included reviewing over 300 documents, conducting six country-case studies, as well as a portfolio...

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Project Date: 2015-2017

Through the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass was engaged by USAID to design a course on how to integrate GBV into USAID programming activities. The course, Integrating Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response across Sectors, is a blended program that engages participants at intervals over a 4-month period. The training includes virtual and face-to-face components, as well as practicum activities and a mentoring program. Various modules address GBV integration into programming in agriculture, conflict-affected environments, health, education, energy and infrastructure and rule of law.  Program participants form a community of practice to provide ongoing support.  EnCompass trainers deliver the course in Missions around the...

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Project Date: 2015-2020

Through the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass was engaged by USAID to redesign its staff training course on USAID gender policy and how to integrate gender into development programming. The new course, Achieving Development Outcomes Through Gender Integration, is a blended program that engages participants at intervals over a 4-month period. The training includes virtual and face-to-face components, as well as practicum activities and a mentoring program. The curriculum was designed based on an in-depth learning analysis of the previous program and the needs of USAID staff. Program participants form a community of practice to provide ongoing support. EnCompass trainers deliver the course in Missions...

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Project Date: 2015-2017

For the USAID Missions in Pakistan and Afghanistan, EnCompass is providing training and technical support to help integrate USAID gender policy into programs and into all elements of the program cycle. Technical assistance includes conducting gender analysis and incorporating findings of gender analyses into solicitations, as well as project designs, performance management plans, and evaluations.

You can find more information about the ADVANTAGE IDIQ here

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Project Date: 2015-2017

As part of the program to monitor USAID activities in northern Afghanistan, EnCompass is subcontracting to MSI to provide technical assistance on gender sensitive monitoring and verification tools as well as designing and delivering training to local partners on the USAID gender policy requirements. EnCompass conducted an analysis of implementing partners’ knowledge of USAID policy and conducted a training for staff and data collectors to prepare for gender sensitive monitoring and verification processes.   

Photo c/o USAID via Creative Commons

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Project Date: 2015-2016

Through the ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass conducted an assessment of the extent to which the USAID Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy has been implemented in USAID programs. The evaluation team identified successes and challenges encountered in implementing the Policy, gathered information about the impact of the Policy on USAID’s programming and development results, and identified gaps and lessons learned. Methods included semi-structured individual and group interviews, participatory group discussions in Washington, D.C. and at three missions (Colombia, Regional Development Mission for Asia, and Rwanda), and an online survey. The assessment team also analyzed solicitations for gender integration...

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Project Date: 2015

Under the USAID ADVANTAGE IDIQ, EnCompass and consortia partner Counterpart International worked with USAID/Honduras to produce an in-depth analysis of GBV issues to inform the Mission’s development objective of increasing citizen security for vulnerable populations in urban, high-crime areas.  EnCompass conducted primary research in the field, including survey research, focus groups, and individual interviews to identify and analyze the most common forms, incidences, and causes of GBV in target communities, with a focus on school-based GBV. The Mission has used the study findings to develop new violence-mitigation programming in the five cities with the highest homicide rates. 

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Project Date: 2014-2015

EnCompass and ADVANTAGE consortia partner Cardno designed and wrote two sector-specific GBV Resource Guides for USAID staff: one focused on the Education sector, including school-related GBV; and, the other focused on the Energy and Infrastructure sector. You can access and download the Resource Guides here:

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