While women’s lives have improved in recent decades, women in many parts of the world remain severely underprivileged, often lacking educational and economic opportunities, access to fair justice, and opportunities to participate in political life. Other groups also are frequently marginalized due to factors including ethnicity, disabilities, and social status. Considering the circumstances and needs of these groups in development projects is essential to sustainable development outcomes.
Using context-specific approaches, we manage projects that increase access to quality security services, fair justice, economic opportunities, and healthcare for girls, women, and marginalized groups. Our teams help improve the delivery of government services to all members of society and work to give marginalized groups a greater say in decisions that affect them.
Tetra Tech’s in-house team of Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) specialists support changes to government policies, laws, and practices and raise public awareness about issues affecting women and socially excluded groups. We work with clients to integrate gender equality, disability, and social inclusion into all programs. We assist governments and project teams to develop, implement, and monitor GEDSI policies and strategies, develop training for and support local gender and disability advisers, provide quality assurance on program reports and annual plans, work with monitoring and evaluation specialists to ensure GEDSI is included in frameworks, undertake research and analysis in support of program delivery, and undertake program reviews.
Our teams specialize in developing innovative solutions to effectively address GEDSI issues in priority areas with expertise in:
At Tetra Tech, we recognize that effective development programming that achieves long-lasting outcomes must integrate the needs of women, youth, and other vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.