Integrating Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in USAID’s Program Cycle

Functional Series 200 – Programming

Partial Revision Date: 04/26/2023
Responsible Office: PPL and DDI
File Name: 205_042623


Promoting gender equality and advancing the status of all women and girls in all their diversity around the world is vital to achieving U.S. foreign policy and development objectives. USAID has adopted several comprehensive and interlinked policies and strategies to reduce gender disparities; eliminate gender-based violence; advance structural changes and promote equitable gender norms; and increase the capability of women and girls in all their diversity to fully exercise their rights, determine their life outcomes, assume leadership roles, and influence decision-making in households, communities, and societies.