This guidance: 

  1. Explains the concept of inclusive development and its importance to achieving USAID’s development goals.
  2. Serves as a framework for applying USAID policies and guidance that promote inclusion of and equity for marginalized and/or underrepresented groups.
  3. Provides guidance to help Missions and Washington, D.C.-based Operating Units (OUs) integrate inclusive development considerations across the Program Cycle and in operations.
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