Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Analysis: Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia Activity.
The goal of the Improved Access to Safe Drinking Water in Liberia Activity is to move Liberians in Montserrado and Margibi Counties to a basic level of water services by strengthening water sector governance, creating scalable models for equitable water service delivery, and mobilizing collaborative action to implement a vision where all Liberian access, use, and demand safe drinking water services. To comply with USAID ADS 205 and Liberia’s Women Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment Act of 2018, the Activity aims to promote equitable water service delivery in the target counties of Montserrado and Margibi. A deeper understanding of how gender dynamics influence access, control, and ownership of water resources in target rural areas is critical to ensure a gender-responsive intervention.
As part of the project’s approach to address gender- and social inclusion-specific challenges in water service delivery, the project conducted a gender equity and social inclusion (GESI) analysis. The analysis examines gender roles, power dynamics, and key issues related to the challenges and opportunities for women and other marginalized groups.