Ideas to action: independent research for global prosperity
Welcome Mayra Buvinic, and a New Focus on the Economics of Improving Women’s Lives
October 06, 2015
I’m pleased to announce that we are launching a new research program focused on the economics of improving women’s lives and well-being. Our aim is to bring the best economics research to identify specific actions that can advance gender equality, from fostering women’s involvement...
Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health (Brief)
August 16, 2010
Improving adolescent girls’ health and wellbeing is critical to achieving virtually all international development goals. Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health shows why doing so is a global must and identifies eight priorities for international action.
Ruth Levine calls for independent impact evaluation of aid in Senate testimony
December 22, 2009
CGD senior fellow and director of programs Ruth Levine has urged the U.S. Congress to push for independent evaluation of development assistance. In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Levine said that independent impact evaluation is crucial for ensuring that the billions of dol...
Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health (event)
October 08, 2009
CCG launched the Start With A Girl: A New Agenda For Global Health report on October 7, 2009. In this video of the event, Ambassador of Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer described the Obama administration's commitment to girls' wellbeing in developing countries, including the State Department’s...
Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global Health
October 05, 2009
In a pathbreaking follow-up to the 2008 report Girls Count, Miriam Temin and CGD vice president Ruth Levine shed light on the reality of girls’ health worldwide and its enormous on the wellbeing and productivity of girls, their families, and their nations. Start with a Girl: A New Agenda for Global...
POLICY MEMOS AND OPEN LETTERS
Global Potential of the White House Council on Women and Girls
April 15, 2009
CGD vice president Ruth Levine suggests specific actions for the Obama administration to take for the impact of the White House Council on Women and Girls to extend beyond U.S. borders.
Girls Count: A Global Investment & Action Agenda
January 14, 2008
The wellbeing of adolescent girls in developing countries shapes global economic and social prosperity -- yet girls' needs often are consigned to the margins of development policies and programs. This new report describes why and how to provide adolescent girls in developing countries a full and e...
Exclusion, Gender and Education: Case Studies from the Developing World
September 24, 2007
Girls have achieved remarkable increases in primary schooling over the past decade, yet millions are still not in school. In Inexcusable Absence, CGD visiting fellows Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed reported the startling new finding that nearly three-quarters of out-of-school girls belong to mi...
Inexcusable Absence: Why 60 Million Girls Still Aren't in School and What to do About It (Brief)
April 16, 2007
Remarkable increases in primary schooling over the past decade have brought gender equity to the education systems of many poor countries. But some 60 million girls are still not attending school. In this CGD brief, non-resident fellow Maureen Lewis and visiting fellow Marlaine Lockheed explain the...
Inexcusable Absence: Why 60 Million Girls Still Aren't In School and What to do About It
January 04, 2007
Girls' education is widely recognized as crucial to development. Yet there has been surprisingly little hardheaded analysis about what is keeping girls out of school, and how to overcome these barriers. In Inexcusable Absence, Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed present new research showing that nea...