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Additional Help for ADS 201: Inclusive Development


Inclusive Development is an equitable development approach built on the understanding that every individual and community, of all diverse identities and experiences, is instrumental in the transformation of their own societies. Their engagement throughout the development process leads to better outcomes.

This guidance (1) explains the concept of inclusive development and its importance to achieving USAID’s development goals, (2) serves as a framework for applying USAID policies and guidance that promote inclusion of and equity for marginalized and/or underrepresented groups, and (3) provides guidance to help Missions and Washington, D.C.-based Operating Units (OUs) integrate inclusive development considerations across the Program Cycle and in operations. 

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