Thu, 03 Nov 2016 15:07:21 +0000
Co-hosted by Data2X/UN Foundation, the International Development Research Centre, and CGD, the session will discuss, first, new evidence on what works to empower women economically and, second, how to measure the subjective dimension of economic empowerment. Interventions such as savings and micro-credit, and mentors and networks will be examined—Which work best, for whom and why? An update of the evidence in A Roadmap for Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment will provide insights on these questions.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:54:35 +0000
The Birdsall House Conference Series on Women seeks to identify and bring attention to leading research and scholarly findings on women’s empowerment in the fields of development economics, behavioral economics, and political economy.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:58:02 +0000
If the UK leaves the EU customs union, it will need new trade policies for poor countries as well as with major trading partners. This post kicks off a discussion of what that policy should look like by assessing which country currently has the best trade-for-development policy in the World.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:15:24 +0000
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:46:37 +0000
Please join the International Women's Health Coalition, Center for Global Development, Girls Not Brides USA, and Population Council for the 3rd Annual GIRL SUMMIT DC: "Keeping Our Promises to Adolescent Girls." Leading experts discuss how current programs and policies affect the lives of adolescent girls around the world. They look at how the global community can build on recent groundbreaking work, and discuss what the next U.S. administration needs to do.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:48:58 +0000
Whatever you think about Brexit, it doesn’t make sense to secure Britain’s economic future by adding red tape. Theresa May’s government wants to tamp down net migration. That’s has opened space for some new self-defeating proposals.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:51:50 +0000
We have long advocated for more widespread use of median income or median consumption to compare individuals’ material well-being between countries and its development over time, and we are happy to report that the World Bank team that manages the (impressive) PovcalNet database has come through: as of October 1, the median monthly per capita income or consumption for each country is now part of the standard indicators displayed for any country query on PovcalNet.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:55:12 +0000
Carbon pricing policies are once again on the upswing, as evidenced by a flurry of news in the past two weeks. Now is a good time to take stock of supply and demand for tropical forest carbon.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 19:28:20 +0000
In spite of recent progress in the usage of alternative financial services by adult populations, Latin America’s financial inclusion gaps have not reduced, relatively to comparable countries, and, in some cases, have even increased during the period 2011-2014. Institutional weaknesses play the most salient role through direct and indirect effects. Lack of enforcement of the rule of law directly reduces depositors’ incentives to entrust their funds to formal financial institutions. Indirectly, low institutional quality reinforces the adverse effects of insufficient bank competition on financial inclusion.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:10:58 +0000
Since 2015, India has devolved an increasing share of its national tax yield to state governments and undertaken reforms to other kinds of centre-to-state grants. For many, the increased revenue via the tax devolution was considered good news but some health experts worried that states would give little priority to health under these conditions of greater autonomy. We find that at least two states, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, have much more to spend in general and are budgeting more for health in 2015-2016 as compared to previous fiscal years.