ADS Automated Directives System
ADVANTAGE  Advancing the Agenda of Gender Equality
AAM Activity Approval Memoranda
AI Artificial Intelligence
AOR  Agreement Officer’s Representative
APEC Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
BSR Business for Social Responsibility
CDCS Country Development Cooperation Strategy
CGAP   Consultative Group to Assist the Poor
CGD Center for Global Development
CHW  Community Health Worker
CLA Collaborating, Learning and Adapting
CMF Common Measurement Framework
COR Contracting Officer’s Representative
DDI  Development, Democracy and Innovation
DDL Development Data Library
DEC Development Experience Clearinghouse
DFID Department for International Development (UK)
DHS  Demographic and Health Surveys
DO Development Objective
DVC Digital Video Conference
EMERGE Evidence-based Measures of Empowerment for Research on Gender
FAO  Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)
G20  Group of Twenty
GBV Gender-based Violence
GBVH Gender-based Violence and Harassment
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEFE Gender Equality and Female Empowerment
GEM Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
GenDev  Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub
GRB  Gender-responsive Budgeting
GrOW   Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women
GSMA   Groupe Speciale Mobile Association
GWEL Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders
IBNET  International Benchmark Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities
ICRW International Center for Research on Women
ICBT Informal Cross-border Trade
ICT  Information and Communication Technology
IDB Inter-American Development Bank
IDIQ Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity
IDRC International Development Research Center
IFC International Finance Corporation
ILO International Labor Organization
IMAGES International Men and Gender Equality Survey
IMF International Monetary Fund
IP Implementing Partner
IR Intermediate Result
J-PAL Abdul Latif Jamel Poverty Action Lab
KII Key Informant Interview
LAC Latin America and the Caribbean
M&E Monitoring and Evaluation
MEL Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
MGI McKinsey Global Institute
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NPI New Partnerships Initiative
ODI Overseas Development Institute
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OU Operating Unit
PDD Project Development Document
PMP Performance Management Plan
POC Point of Contact
RDCS Regional Development Cooperation Strategy
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals
SEEP Small Enterprise Evaluation Project
SIGI  Social Institutions and Gender Index
SME  Small and Medium Enterprise
SOW Scope of Work
SSA  Sub-Saharan Africa
STEM  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
SWM Solid Waste Management
TMA Total Market Approach
ToC  Theory of Change
UN United Nations
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNHLP United Nations High-Level Panel
UNDP United Nations Development Program
USAID United States Agency for International Development
W20 Women 20
WEEGE Women’s Economic Empowerment and Gender Equality
WEF World Economic Forum
WIEGO Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing