This two-volume background report includes a gender analysis that summarizes the gender disparities in key programmatic sectors in which USAID has been working, examines why they exist, and suggests some possible approaches to reduce inequalities.

This report, Volume II is a draft gender action plan, consisting of an application of the gender analysis findings to strategic planning for the health and environment sectors. It aligns the findings of the gender analysis with the strategic priorities of the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (GPSB) as they relate to USAID Bolivia’s current (health) and prospective (environment) DOs and Intermediate Results (IRs). The strategic gender priorities as they relate to the Environment DO and IRs are projections, based on the current strategy and programming, as the new DO and IRs will not be developed until next year. The gender action plan identifies opportunities for making USAID’s health and environment program results more equitable and suggests indicators for measuring progress and impact. Recommendations for the health and environment are part of Volume II and also incorporate key cross-cutting findings and recommendations from the sustainable economic development and democracy and governance analysis contained in Volume I.

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