Lots of children in low- and middle-income countries do not receive the nutrition or stimulation in early childhood that will help them thrive later in life. In recent years, many countries (along with their international partners) have increased investments in programs seeking to meet that need: parent training classes, increased access to daycare and preschool programs, nutrition supplementation, cash support, and more.
CGD Policy Blogs
The potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls’ education are numerous and diverse. It’s too early for us to predict with confidence the impact of the pandemic on dropouts and longer-term outcomes. But research from previous pandemics and initial findings in this one can give us clues.
Politicians, donors, celebrities, and researchers alike have all made the case for investments in girls’ education. But despite the evidence and the advocacy, women still have less education than men in two-thirds of the world’s countries.
Policymakers should be thinking—and worried—about how COVID-19 is expected to disproportionately affect women and girls. Gender inequality can come into even starker focus in the context of health emergencies. With COVID-19 continuing to spread, what do we see so far—and what can we expect in the future—in terms of the impacts on women and girls?
12 Years of Quality Education for Every Girl: Five Ways the New UK Government Can Deliver on Its Manifesto Pledge
The 2019 UK Conservative Party manifesto committed the UK government to “stand up for the right of every girl in the world to have 12 years of quality education.” We offer five recommendations to help the UK government deliver on its manifesto commitment.
Two weeks ago, Esther Duflo won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences<, together with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer, “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” In the blog post below, you’ll find a quick introduction to more than a hundred of her research publications, including research articles, policy articles summarizing research, book chapters, book reviews, comments on others’ research, and books.
We prepared bite-sized summaries of every available paper from this year’s North East Universities Development Consortium annual conference.
Girls’ success in school is critical to their personal futures and is an international development imperative. But what’s the best way to achieve that?
What’s the Latest Economics Research on Africa? A Round-up from the Center for the Study of African Economies 2019 Conference
Last week’s annual Center for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) conference brought together researchers from the African continent and around the world for the presentation of nearly 300 papers about nearly every aspect of African societies, from agriculture to education to firms to health to trade. Here I provide a micro-summary of almost every paper presented at the conference.