At CGD, we’re working to achieve global gender equality, and in the education program that means a focus on gender equality in education and beyond. Despite access to schooling becoming more equal, gender inequality remains acute and is deeply rooted in economic, political, and social spheres in developed and developing countries. Over the next few years the Education Program will be researching the role that education can (and can’t) play in building more equal societies for men and women.
CGD Policy Blogs
This blog post originally appeared as an Opinion piece, originally published by Apolitical.co here. Apolitical includes contributions from external authors and reflects their views.
At their best, experts sitting in think tanks generate rigorous research and analysis inform policies and address the world’s most pressing challenges. But who gets to be counted among these experts? Are think tanks hiring, promoting, and compensating equitably and inclusively? And who is being left out of this group of experts, and, critically, what good ideas might we be missing as a result?
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.
There’s been a lot of energy around “gender lens” investing in recent years, and for good reason.
We prepared bite-sized summaries of every available paper from this year’s North East Universities Development Consortium annual conference.
How Significant Is Household Headship? Agnes Quisumbing and Dominique van de Walle on the CGD Podcast
IFPRI's Agnes Quisumbing and CGD's Dominique van de Walle joined me to discuss the contexts in which headship is (and isn't) useful, the importance of the circumstances leading to female headship, and how headship can relate to women's property rights and financial security.
Our team has just launched (to our knowledge) the first ever survey of the gender policies and practices of 21 multilateral and bilateral DFIs in order to gain a better understanding of DFI gender strategies.
A focus on progressive legislation to promote gender equality at Biarritz is a move in the right direction
The call to economically empower women in developing and emerging economies at long last has significant financial backing.