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Implementing a Holistic Inclusion Approach in Stabilization Programs .

Technical Brief | May 19, 2023

The cover page of the Holistic Inclusion Approach brief, which shows a man and woman working together.

Chemonics’ Holistic Inclusion Approach (HIA) comprehensively looks at the elements needed to integrate inclusion into stabilization programs, pairing them with practical and locally driven strategies to effect sustainable behavior change.

This resource provides a detailed guide to this approach, and practical examples of how HIA can strengthen inclusion in management, operational systems, and programming. HIA presents strategies to foster inclusion through internal practices, policies, and workplace culture. It also provides strategies to integrate gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) intentionally into activity design, partner engagement, implementation, and monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL). HIA is divided into three components: 1) GESI Organizational Audit, 2) GESI Integration in Programming, and 3) a Sustainability Plan, to effectively carry forward key recommendations.

Watch the below recording from the 2023 SID-US Annual Conference, during which Chemonics’ representatives and partners from its development programming in Iraq discuss this approach.