Resource Guide for Gender Integration in Value Chain Development in Lebanon

Resource Guide for Gender Integration in Value Chain Development in Lebanon

The USAID Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) 2014–2018 for Lebanon proposes an overarching goal of “improved accountability and credibility of public institutions, and broader economic prosperity.” This goal supports the broader U.S. objective of achieving stability in Lebanon, and it aligns with various Government of Lebanon strategy pronouncements.

EnCompass designed this resource guide to support USAID and its implementing partners in articulating how to identify and address gender inequalities that can have negative impacts on the achievement of value chain development objectives. You can find more information about this project at this link.

The resource guide presents a step by step practical approach to identifying and analyzing gender issues in value chains, and in accessing the implications of any gender disparities for planned value chain development interventions.

The material presented in this guide can be classified under the following topics:

  • The rationale for gender integration in value chain activity design and implementation
  • The value chain approach to economic development, the different phases in the value chain development cycle, and the major focus and activities in each phase
  • How to conduct a gender analysis of a value chain, including , the gender dimensions framework for gender analysis; and the process for integrating gender considerations into agricultural and non-agriculture value chains
  • How to include gender in value chain monitoring and evaluation.