USAID Guide to Inclusive Development Analysis

An Inclusive Development Analysis (IDA) is an analytic tool that assists in the inclusion of marginalized and underrepresented groups in policies and programming. An IDA aims to: Identify marginalized groups in a country; Review the social, economic, political, and cultural factors that lead to marginalization; Explain the differential impact of policies and programs on these groups and the general population; Determine access to assets, resources, opportunities, and services; Identify whether groups are excluded from development programs due to their identities; and Generate specific programmatic recommendations to increase inclusion of marginalized groups in programming and policy.