USAID MCHN GYSI Document review
December 10, 2021 Courtney Carr No Comments

USAID MCHN Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion Analysis Document Review

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Key topics: Gender and Inclusive Development, Learning and Capacity Strengthening, Technical Assistance, Youth

Regions: Sub-Saharan Africa

Related countries: Uganda


The USAID maternal and child health and nutrition (MCHN) Activity aims to strengthen government performance in implementing strategies to improve maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition outcomes in Uganda. EnCompass conducted a comprehensive Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) analysis to identify gaps, opportunities, and practices in access to and use of MCH and nutrition services by marginalized and underserved populations—including women and girls, youth, individuals with disabilities, low-income groups, certain ethnic and religious groups, and orphans and vulnerable children.

The study team conducted the analysis in two phases: a national-level document review and a Kampala level GYSI analysis. The document review aimed to identify opportunities and gaps in national MCH and nutrition policies and guidelines, as well as their implementation and measurement, for issues related to gender, youth development, and social inclusion to improve implementation of national MCH and nutrition strategies, strengthen governance and leadership, and contribute to improving MCH and nutrition in Uganda.

This report presents the methodology, findings, and identified gaps and opportunities from the document review. There is a separate report for the phase 2 Kampala GYSI Analysis.

Courtney Carr

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Courtney Carr is EnCompass’ Communications Specialist, supporting the internal and external messaging and communications initiatives. She brings her knowledge and skills in writing, social media, video production, event planning and television news and radio production to the position. Before joining EnCompass, Ms. Carr worked at Community Science as a business development coordinator. She received her BA in Broadcast Journalism at Pennsylvania State University and holds a MA in Strategic Communication from American University.

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