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CGD is committed to building an organization that embraces diversity and fosters inclusivity. We value diversity across intersectional dimensions, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, geographic location, and gender. As such, our public events aim to bring together relevant expertise and a balance of perspectives. Read our diversity commitments for public events here.


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December 2, 2020
The Birdsall House Conference on Women identifies and highlights leading research and scholarly findings on women’s empowerment in the field of...
March 10, 2020
On this International Women’s Day, we are focusing on strategies to help adolescent girls achieve their potential. This is a challenge that needs...
June 17, 2019
Over the past two decades tremendous progress has been made to improve girls’ access to schooling. Data on learning similarly shows that gender...
March 4, 2019
How are beliefs about gender differences formed, and how do they affect children’s aspirations and academic performance? In this talk, Alex...
November 30, 2018
Echidna Giving believes that when girls learn they can transform their lives, families, towns, cities and nations, to achieve deep, wide and long-...