Covid & Gender Technical Brief

This brief helps international development professionals counter risks that the Covid-19 pandemic poses to progress toward gender equality.


Covid-19 has the potential to damage progress towards gender equality in international development. This technical brief provides practical advice for preventing and mitigating this damage. USAID uses gender analyses as a key tool to ensure that all USAID strategies, projects, and activities address gender equality. In the face of Covid-19, gender analyses should incorporate specific questions about how the Covid-19 pandemic might be affecting the well-being of specific groups of women and girls.