Did you know that Zimbabwe is one of four low- and lower-middle-income countries (LICs and LMCs) where a severe economic contraction in 2020 combines with very low levels of women’s wellbeing and low capacity of the state to target government payments and other social assistance to women and girls?
CGD Policy Blogs
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.
How gender balanced is the World Bank's board?
In this blog we preview a new measure of country effort to improve girl’s education—The Girl’s Education Policy Index.
Older siblings—particularly sisters—play a much larger role in caring for young children in many low- and middle-income country (LMIC) contexts, particularly in rural areas and among households engaged in subsistence agriculture and other forms of domestic production. In spite of this, the role that older sisters play in childrearing is often ignored in research and policy discussions of early childhood.
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.
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.
Gender and the CDI: How Committed Are Countries to Gender Equality in Their International Policies “Beyond Aid”?
Earlier this year, we launched the Commitment to Development Index (CDI), after commissioning a holistic two-year review to reassess which policies from the world’s major economies matter most for global development. One major area of feedback in the review discussions was that we should assess policies that support gender equality in development.
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 >>