The Center for Global Development is building on our initial efforts by launching the COVID-19 Gender and Development Initiative. This new initiative will aim to promote gender equality and long-term prosperity in low- and middle-income countries by informing global and national decisionmakers' policy responses to the current pandemic and future crises.
CGD Policy Blogs
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released a new report examining the extent to which United States trade preference programs—including the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)—protect and promote women’s rights and economic interests.
Since the start of the pandemic, I have been collaborating with Amber Peterman and other researchers to improve understanding of how pandemics and other crises increase the likelihood of violence against women, track a growing evidence base focused on rates of VAW in the COVID context, and propose solutions for how donor institutions and policymakers should respond to this shadow pandemic and prevent a return to a pre-COVID-19 “normal.
Andia Chakava, Investment Director at the Graça Machel Trust, joined our launch event to share her reflections on the survey’s formulation and findings. Here we further unpack reactions to the survey’s findings, place them within the broader context of the private investment landscape, and highlight opportunities for improvement to move the field forward.
Preliminary findings from the Gender Financing Project, a joint initiative by Friends of Publish What You Fund and Publish What You Fund sheds light on how donors are spending on global gender equality—and what we still don’t know based on available data.
September 18 marks the world’s first International Equal Pay Day. To that end, CGD and colleagues have prepared a joint policy memo that identifies roles for government and the private sector in closing gender pay gaps. Explore the recs >>
Now more than ever women need equal access to development finance; without it, COVID-19 & DFI response efforts could potentially widen the already-significant gender gaps. Explore our new survey on gender equity in development finance.
With any cash transfer program, there are gender-related implications of targeting, access, and uptake. Here are a few things to keep in mind for the design and implementation of emergency response cash transfers to ensure women receive equitable access.
One month ago, we launched a survey asking education service providers about their biggest concerns and challenges in light of the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks to their responses, we now have a better understanding of how COVID-19 is affecting education service operations—and what providers are doing in response.
A Feminist Foreign Policy for the United States: Prioritizing Evidence, Inclusion, and Accountability
Beyond inclusive processes, the proposal reflects four key elements outlined below, all of which are aligned with past CGD proposals aimed at promoting global gender equality.