Through the Analytical Services IV (ASIV) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, DPI and its joint venture partner, Making Cents International, provide USAID’s DRG Center with analytical expertise for strategic assessments and program design, research activities, surveys, training, and rapid response for political transitions.
Under the ASIV IDIQ, DPI is implementing the Collective Action to Reduce Gender-Based Violence (CARE-GBV) Task Order, which is strengthening USAID’s capacity to collectively prevent and respond ('collective action') to harmful GBV practices globally. Through applied research, communities of practice, and knowledge products, CARE-GBV is supporting USAID’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev) hub in the development of foundational elements for programming integration and more specific program designs that address the root causes of violence and change norms.
To that end, CARE-GBV is working to accomplish five key objectives:
Develop and disseminate foundational elements for integrated and standalone GBV programming in development contexts;
Strengthen prevention and response programming on harmful GBV practices, including female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM), across different sectors through convening workshops, implementation plans, and learning agenda development;
Create knowledge products to strengthen GBV programming;
Strengthen the USAID GBV community of practice and donor coordination in GBV programming;
Award small grants to new, local, and under-utilized partners to promote capacity building and learning focused on GBV staff and organizational wellness and resiliency.
CARE-GBV is also managing a small grants program working with five organizations that are implementing critical GBV prevention and response programming globally.
This Task Order directly contributes to USAID’s goal of promoting a path to self-reliance and resilience in developing countries by addressing GBV, a cross-sectoral issue that inhibits inclusive economic growth, better health outcomes, democratic and stable societies, gender equality between men and women, and women’s empowerment.