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December 7, 2017
The Birdsall House Conference Series on Women seeks to identify and bring attention to leading research and scholarly findings on women’s empowerment...
June 1, 2016
Evidence shows that when women have the opportunity to serve as political leaders, governments are not only more inclusive but also perform better....
June 16, 2015
Increasingly, policies and programs that seek to ‘empower women economically’ are part of public and private sector agencies’...
October 9, 2014
Since the term “data revolution” was brandished in the High-Level Panel report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, there has been a...
May 15, 2014
Consumption taxes for goods and services—sometimes called Value Added Taxes or VAT—are a common and effective revenue-raising tool used in many...