Jeﬀerson Consulting Group, a woman-owned small business, has been awarded a five-year, 41 million dollar Institutional Support Contract (ISC) in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Hub (GenDev).
The GenDev ISC contract is led by Jefferson Solutions and its partners, Social Impact and WI-HER. The team brings decades of experience in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) and leadership in institutional support and capacity building with USAID. The team will leverage a vast network of gender and women’s empowerment experts across USAID technical sectors to provide innovative and effective services for GenDev and Operating Units (OUs) in Missions and Washington.
Cultivating, promoting, and protecting women’s and girls’ rights is a strategic imperative in helping to foster political stability and democracy. The GenDev ISC plays a crucial role in uplifting the economic rights of women, advocating for equal access to education for women and girls, and combating gender-based violence (GBV). Since women’s economic success has a ripple eﬀect, these initiatives lead to healthier, more prosperous, and resilient communities at large.
“We believe passionately in USAID’s vision of a world in which women and girls, and gender diverse individuals are afforded equal liberties to their counterparts and are empowered to secure better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. As a woman-owned small business, we know firsthand of the obstacles to success. In countries where there are even greater challenges, it is crucial that we dedicate resources to overcoming restrictive gender norms and inequalities. Jefferson is proud to support USAID in creating an enduring impact through their programs to achieve this vision,” said Jefferson CEO Janet Clement.
About Jeﬀerson: Jeﬀerson is an award-winning, minority- and woman-owned small business and a proven leader in acquisition, program management and strategic services, and human capital. Jeﬀerson has over 25 years of experience supporting more than 60 federal agency clients, helping them to address challenges and improve performance in the U.S. and overseas.