Gender


We aim to build a gender practice that advances gender gains with tangible and measurable results

Gender

As a woman-owned and predominantly woman-operated firm based in the MENA region, INTEGRATED places a strong focus on gender equity in its work and operations, based on the belief that development outcomes can only be achieved with the engagement of 100% of the population. INTEGRATED embeds gender analysis into each of its assignments, and about one third of its assignments have had a gender focus. These assignments have explored societal gender norms and dynamics, GBV, leadership, economic empowerment, and vulnerability. INTEGRATED has also worked on designing multiple program designs for women’s empowerment, in which issues explored through the lens of agency, relations and structure were examined in economic empowerment, GBV, Islamic discourse, and advocacy for service provision. These assignments were both regional (MENA) and in Jordan, serving CARE MENA, Oxfam, USAID, and Jordan River Foundation, among others.

Most recently in Jordan, INTEGRATED has embarked on an evaluation of the USAID Civic Initiatives Support (CIS) Program’s gender and female empowerment programming to assess the relevance, appropriateness, coherence, effectiveness and sustainability of the USAID CIS grants to generate strategic insight, learning and recommendations to enrich current and future gender and female empowerment programming undertaken by the relevant grantees and other community-of-practice stakeholders. The review aims to assess changes in the promotion and protection of women’s rights attributable to or reasonably influenced by the USAID CIS portfolio, examining the policy/legal level, awareness level, service provision, reporting of violations and protection of victims, among other aspects.

Illustrative projects and assignments in this sphere include the development of:

  • Social accountability framework for gender based analysis;
  • Project-based strategies for social inclusion and gender gains;
  • Gender sector assessments;
  • AMEP design and development for ongoing gender analysis;
  • Feasibility studies for endeavors aimed at increasing women’s labor force participation;
  • Program design and proposals for gender voice, agency, structure and relations;
  • M&E framework development for mainstreaming and accounting for gender.