Research and Reports

Being LGBT in Asia

USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia supports the Being LGBT in Asia, which is providing much needed research on the socio-economic reality of LGBT communities in six priority countries: China, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. The study is jointly supported by USAID and the United Nations Development Program. It was inspired by USAID Forward’s principles and includes elements for rebuilding policy capacity, strengthening monitoring and evaluation, leading on innovation, supporting science and technology, building local capacity, and attracting and retaining talent.

USAID/Williams Institute report

Relationship between LGBT Inclusion and Economic Development: An Analysis of Emerging Economies:: This study analyzes the impact of the treatment of LGBT people on economic development in 39 emerging economies and other selected countries, and presents findings that demonstrate a link between LGBT rights and economic output.

Testing the Waters

This comprehensive study looks at the well-being of LGBT communities in the region and aims to fill the gap in knowledge and practice by deepening institutional awareness so that Mission staff can include attention to sexual orientation and gender identity matters in their work.

Toolkit for Integrating LGBT Rights Activities into Programming in the E&E Region

USAID's Bureau for Europe and Eurasia (E&E) commissioned the report Toolkit for Integrating LGBT Rights Activities into Programming in the Europe & Eurasia Region. The Toolkit contains resources to assist Agency staff and implementing partners to increase and improve the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and interesex (LGBTI) community’s involvement in development programming. The Toolkit also provides guidance on how LGBT-specific concerns and interventions can be part of programming across the range of USAID sectors.