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Does addressing gender inequalities and empowering women and girls improve health and development programme outcomes?

Hannah F.G. Taukobong, Mary M. Kincaid, Jessica K. Levy, Shelah S. Bloom, Jennifer L. Platt, Sarah K. Henry and Gary L. Darmstadt 1–23 doi: 10.1093/heapol/czw074

This article presents evidence supporting the hypothesis that promoting gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment (GEWE) leads to better health and development outcomes.

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Tracking Impact: A Handbook for High Quality Data Collection

VVLead Fellowship Program

This handbook is designed for leaders of nonprofits, social enterprises and businesses who are seeking to understand more about collecting and reporting on data. 

PEPFAR Central Asia Region Gender Strategy: Strategic Opportunities 2013–2020

PEPFAR Central Asia Region Gender Strategy: Strategic Opportunities 2013–2020

The Central Asia Region (CAR) Team of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) identified the need for a regional gender strategy focusing on key populations at risk for HIV. The gender strategy would include strategic opportunities and concrete actions to enhance the response to the HIV epidemic in the CAR.

Yemen Gender Assessment

Hannah Fortune-Greeley, Margaret Greene, Wasan Hijazi, Douaa Hussein, and Mary Kincaid

The purpose of this gender assessment, conducted in Yemen in late 2013, was to identify gender-based barriers and opportunities for social and economic development for and by the people of Yemen. It was also conducted to present recommendations on how USAID programs can better address shifting gender-based challenges in the short and long term. The recommendations were designed to feed into the development of a USAID/Yemen strategy to promote gender equality and female empowerment in Yemen.

Guidance for Gender Based Violence (GBV) Monitoring and Mitigation within Non-GBV Focused Sectoral Programming

Guidance for Gender Based Violence (GBV) Monitoring and Mitigation within Non-GBV Focused Sectoral Programming

Shelah Bloom, ScD; Jessica Levy, PhD; Nidal Karim, PhD; Leigh Stefanik, MALD; Mary Kincaid, DrPH; Doris Bartel, MSC; Katie Grimes, MPH

This document aims to address the increasing demand for clear guidance on how to practically and ethically monitor and mitigate gender-based violence (GBV) within non-emergency, international development programming, in which GBV is not a specific programmatic component.

Gender Analysis and Integration Matrix (GAIM)

Mary Mulhern Kincaid, Hannah C. Fortune-Greeley.

A key aspect of sustainability in economic development is the promotion of equitable gender norms to help create the conditions under which both women and men can participate in and benefit from development activities. Project design offers an important opportunity to identify and address gender gaps and opportunities that can affect the achievement of desired outcomes.

Central America HIV Policy Assessment

Mary M. Kincaid, Hannah C. Fortune-Greeley, and Nancy W. Alvey.

In order to better understand the current situation with respect to HIV policy in Central America, USAID commissioned Iris Group to conduct an assessment covering all seven countries in the region. The assessment was based on information gathered from more than 100 experts and stakeholders across the region, including representatives of the public sector, civil society, international cooperation agencies and private enterprise.

Chapter 6 Development and Sustainability of High-Quality Early Childhood Education Programs in Zambia

Iheoma U. Iruka, Mary Faith Mount-Cors, Samuel L. Odom, Sandra Naoom, Melissa Van Dyke. Vol 16, pp. 127 - 158.

This chapter examines how early childhood development programs are being established and supported in Zambia.

Blog: 16 Days: Act Globally and Locally–Gender-based violence in Central America and the Triangle

Mary Mulhern Kincaid

Mary writes about factors that increase a person’s risk of experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) and how acting on these issues can reduce GBV in the United States and in other countries.

Interview: Challenges and opportunities for addressing gender-based violence

Development Connections.

Development Connections interviewed Mary, Anne, and Hannah about challenges and opportunities for addressing gender-based violence.

Health Policy Brief: Assistance for Global HIV/AIDS

Mary Mulhern Kincaid.

The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has saved millions of lives, and is up for reauthorization in 2013.