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The Birdsall House Conference on Women

The Third Annual Birdsall House Conference on Women: Reproductive Choices to Life Chances: The Links between Contraception and Women’s Economic Empowerment

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 9:30am to 5:30pm

Related publications

Reproductive Choices to Life Chances: New and Existing Evidence on the Impact of Contraception on Women’s Economic Empowerment 

Family Planning and Fertility Behavior: Evidence from Twentieth Century Malaysia

Can Access to Contraception Deliver for Women’s Economic Empowerment? What We Know – and What We Must Learn

Family Planning Program Effects: A Review of Evidence from Microdata

Safer Women, Safer World: A Fund to Increase the Number of Women UN Peacekeepers and Better Protect Women and Girls in Conflict Situations

Keynote Addresses



Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie



Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (incoming Chief Economist, UK Department for International Development)



Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, Former President of Malawi



Presentations and discussions



Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development – download presentation



Julia Bunting, Population Council



Jocelyn Finlay, Harvard University – download presentation



Markus Goldstein, World Bank



Nikhil Gupta, Cornerstone Research – download presentation



Jason M. Lindo, Texas A&M University – download presentation



Grant Miller, Stanford University



Thomas Mroz, Georgia State University – download presentation



Lois Quam, Pathfinder International



Ishita Rajani, Analysis Group – download presentation



Beth Schlachter, FP2020



Rachel Silverman, Center for Global Development – download presentation



Monique Vledder, Global Financing Facility



Host



Masood Ahmed, Center for Global Development



Amanda Glassman, Center for Global Development

 

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 December 7th, academics, private sector representatives, and policymakers will turn to an issue that affects women in rich and poor countries alike: the ability to make informed, voluntary, and autonomous choices about childbearing, and the implications of reproductive choice as a lever to expand women’s economic and life prospects. Until recently, there has been a lack of rigorous empirical evidence on the links between contraceptive access and women’s economic empowerment in low- and middle-income countries. The 2017 Birdsall House Conference will feature new findings on this relationship alongside existing evidence from the United States.



Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and copies of new research products will be available for attendees.

Related Experts

Photo of Amanda Glassman
Executive Vice President of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and Senior Fellow
Photo of Masood Ahmed
President
Photo of Nancy Birdsall
Senior Fellow, President Emeritus
Photo of Rachel Silverman
Policy Fellow

Thursday, December 7

9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.



Draft agenda is here.



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