Toolkit for Integrating GBV Prevention & Response Into Economic Growth Projects

USAID developed this toolkit to support the implementation of the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally. It offers background and practical guidance to USAID staff on how to address gender-based violence (GBV) in economic growth and trade (hereafter “economic growth”) projects across the program cycle.

The Toolkit covers four overarching themes:

  • How and why economic growth projects can play a critical role in addressing GBV
  • How GBV can affect and undermine the outcomes of economic growth projects
  • Different contexts to consider when integrating GBV prevention and response into economic growth projects
  • Practical ideas and strategies for integrating GBV prevention and response into economic growth projects

There are five sections in the toolkit:

  1. Toolkit purpose, audience, and structure
  2. GBV definition, prevalence, and global statistics
  3. How to integrate GBV prevention and response into USAID’s program cycle
  4. How to integrate GBV prevention and response into economic growth projects
  5. Conclusion and Appendix

Last updated: August 10, 2015