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GSDI focuses its work on community driven initiatives with innovative solutions that address the unique needs of the marginalized populations we serve. Research at GSDI is not conducted just for the sake of research, but always with the ultimate benefit of the communities in which we work in mind.

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YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation

August 31, 2020 | Miranda Manzanares GSDI is a subcontractor of a consortium, led by Making Cents International, that was awarded USAID’s Youth Power 2: Learning and Evaluation (YP2LE) contract. YP2LE activities are designed to examine the impact of cross-sectoral youth programming, in collaboration with USAID, YouthPower implementing partners, PYD researchers, youth-led and youth-serving organizations, individual young change-makers, and other relevant stakeholders. Read more.... about YouthPower2: Learning and Evaluation

Adolescent Boys & Girls Program for Gender Equity in Maharashtra, India

March 21, 2017 | Sara Mitra This project seeks to initiate a cognitive shift in the minds of the young participants that follows them through their life and facilitates better health outcomes for both male and female participants. Short-term program outcomes include increasing female participants’ school attendance, knowledge on the importance of education for girls & sexual/reproductive health as well as a reduction of harmful attitudes regarding gender-based knowledge.  Read more.... about Adolescent Boys & Girls Program for Gender Equity in Maharashtra, India

Chuma Cha Azimai: Mobilizing Women-Owned Micro and Small Enterprises for Financial Inclusion of Young Women in Rural Zambia

March 21, 2017 | Sara Mitra Due to inaccessibility of formal financial services, limited access to capital, and lack of technical skills, young women entrepreneurs in rural communities face significant barriers to maintaining and expanding their businesses. To promote women’s financial inclusion and growth of women-owned micro and small enterprises, GSDI is proposing to test and evaluate a multi-level digital banking model with Chuma cha Azimai (women-owned wealth).  Read more.... about Chuma Cha Azimai: Mobilizing Women-Owned Micro and Small Enterprises for Financial Inclusion of Young Women in Rural Zambia

Umwini: Asset Development Program for Young Women Living with HIV in Zambia

March 20, 2017 | Sara Mitra To address lack of training and limited income-generating opportunities for young women, GSDI’s efforts for this project aim to test an employability and asset development program for young women living with HIV. The intervention leverages existing partnerships among organizations that work with youth and people living with HIV in Zambia, and will evaluate its impact on economic, financial, health and HIV Read more.... about Umwini: Asset Development Program for Young Women Living with HIV in Zambia

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