Amanda Glassman, Executive Vice President of the Center for Global Development
Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget, and Planning of Nigeria
Jennifer Klein, Executive Director, White House Gender Policy Council
Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
Alongside the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, the Center for Global Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invite you to a high-level, virtual event: Ensuring an Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery through Investments in Cash, Care, and Data.
A growing evidence base reflects the COVID-19 pandemic has had an outsized negative impact on women and girls in low- and middle-income countries, exacerbating pre-existing economic and social gender gaps. An inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require grounding policies and investments in the reality that COVID-19 has been a gendered crisis. To ensure an inclusive recovery, CGD’s COVID-19 Gender and Development Initiative has proposed investments in three priority areas: cash, care, and data. At last year’s Generation Equality Forum, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a historic $650 million commitment to promote women’s economic empowerment, framed around these core priorities.
At this event, Nigerian Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda French Gates, and Executive Director of the White House Gender Policy Council Jennifer Klein will discuss pathways to a gender-equal COVID-19 recovery, approaches that donor institutions and governments are taking to achieve their goals, and remaining challenges.