THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
THAT MAKE US DIFFERENT

The TAAP Initiative is universal, intersectional, and transformative–we are the first to bring these three elements together in one unique approach.

  • [expand title=”UNIVERSAL”]We work across all identities, including: sex, gender, age, religion, disability, ethnicity/origin, migration status, race, and other.[/expand]

  • [expand title=”INTERSECTIONAL”]We understand that every person’s social identity contains multiple compounded layers. The TAAP approach recognizes the effects of intersectionality – the ways in which a person’s multiple social identities interact to confer advantage or disadvantage.[/expand]

  • [expand title=”TRANSFORMATIVE”]We recognize that transformative social change comes from working not only with those who lack agency, access, and power – but also those who have it. TAAP is a process by which discrimination, inequality, and egregious power imbalances are changed into inclusive societal outcomes.[/expand]

THE APPROACH

The TAAP Approach is an analytical framework, a set of five principles, and a series of practical steps for integrating universal and transformative strategies and practices throughout a project cycle.

Five principles are at the core of the TAAP approach.

  • Incorporate Participatory Approaches

    Incorporate Participatory Approaches

  • Stay Sensitive to Context

    Integrate Sensitivity to Context

  • Emphasis on Dignity & Agency

    Emphasize Dignity and Agency

  • Address Power Imbalances

    Address Power Imbalances

  • Think Big Think the Impossible

    Think Big, Think the Impossible

THE TOOLKIT and Guide for Inclusive Development

 
  • INQUIRY & REFLECTION

    Develop individual, organizational, and community awareness.

  • IDENTIFY & UNDERSTAND

    Map the inclusion landscape: Who is excluded? How? Why?

  • DESIGN & IMPLEMENT

    Make inclusion perspectives central to all activities. Integrate inclusion-sensitive approaches. Promote opportunities for change.

  • LEARN & LEVERAGE

    Monitor and evaluate for learning.

  • TRANSFORM

    Effect transformative social change

 

THE PROJECT CYCLE

  • Full inclusion is only a click away!

    The toolkit ensures that social inclusion and inclusion sensitivity are integrated into every phase of a project life cycle. The TAAP activities are organized into four sequential phases, with two cross-cutting sections.

    You can start with any of the phases and can carry out all the activities or select those most relevant to your project or where you are in your inclusion journey.