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The Birdsall House Conference on Women

The Birdsall House Conference on Women: Beyond-Aid Approaches to Promoting Gender Equality

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 11:00am to 5:00pm



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.

On November 2nd, academics, private sector representatives, and policymakers will discuss the potential of ‘beyond-aid’ approaches to stoke change in gender norms and practices worldwide, with a particular focus on the private sector. How can businesses go beyond traditional forms of corporate social responsibility (CSR) to integrate gender equality concerns into their value chains? How can the banking sector narrow gaps in access to formal financial services? And how can international policymaking levers such as trade agreements play a role in combatting gender discrimination?

The next day we will take a close look at women's economic empowerment programming. Register here.

Related Experts

Photo of Charles Kenny
Director of Technology and Development and Senior Fellow
Photo of Mayra Buvinic
Senior Fellow Emeritus
Photo of Nancy Birdsall
Senior Fellow, President Emeritus

If you can not attend in person, please register for the webcast.

Webcast Registion

November 2, 2016

Agenda here.