Blogs

Blog posts and success stories from across USAID.

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A Gendered Approach to Technology Use for COVID-19 Response

Governments and development partners are rapidly responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, but gender must be considered across all response and recovery efforts.  

    Tags:
  • Digital Access and Technology
  • Data and Decision-Making
  • Gender Analysis
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
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6 Ways USAID Is Investing in Women’s Land Rights

USAID is strengthening women’s rights to land and resources so that women may use these rights for concrete economic, social, and political opportunities.

    Tags:
  • Land and Property Rights
  • Biodiversity, Conservation, and Natural Resources Management
  • Policy
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
  • Policy Formation
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Protecting and Empowering Women and Girls for Safer Access to Water

The Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network and the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation launched the Sex for Water—Promoting Safe Space for Girls and Young Women in Kibera project.

    Tags:
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Water Security, Sanitation, and Hygiene
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Supporting Safe Sanitation and Preventing Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan

The USAID Integrated WASH Response and Prevention of Gender-Based Violence is working directly with communities in South Sudan to improve access to safe water and sanitation.

    Tags:
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Water Security, Sanitation, and Hygiene
  • Engaging Men and Boys
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Project Design and Implementation
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Women, Transportation, and Air Pollution in India

USAID’s Clean Air Catalyst program, with help from USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub commissioned a gender analysis for air pollution in the transport sector in Indore, India—a CAC pilot city of 2 million people.

    Tags:
  • Global Health
  • Biodiversity, Conservation, and Natural Resources Management
  • Data and Decision-Making
  • Entrepreneurship, Digital, and Financial Inclusion
  • Gender Analysis
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning
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Our Climate Future is Female: Women and Girls Leading Climate Action

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference featured USAID in an official side-event showcasing the U.S. Government’s commitment and approach to gender-responsive climate action.

    Tags:
  • Biodiversity, Conservation, and Natural Resources Management
  • Inclusive Development
  • Resilience and Food Security
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Partnerships
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Insuring Against Climate Risk to Help Women Farmers Grow

USAID and NASA are working with partners to use Earth observation data on crops and growing conditions to inform the design and implementation of gender-responsive, index-based insurance in East Africa.

    Tags:
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Data and Decision-Making
  • Resilience and Food Security
  • Project Design and Implementation
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Women in the Waste Sector: Unlocking Global Climate Gains through Local Action

In the Philippines, women are leading the way in reducing plastic waste pollution by creating circular economies where waste is used and reused as a resource.

    Tags:
  • Economic Growth
  • Biodiversity, Conservation, and Natural Resources Management
  • Water Security, Sanitation, and Hygiene
  • Entrepreneurship, Digital, and Financial Inclusion
  • Gender Equality in the Workforce