The theme of this year’s World Humanitarian Day casts a spotlight on women on the frontlines of humanitarian crisis.
CGD Policy Blogs
Cribsheet author and economist Emily Oster on the data behind health recommendations for pregnant women, how to balance children's and parents' needs, and how policymakers can empower parents to make good decisions for their families.
Everyday decisions during pregnancy and the early years of parenting often spark contentious debates and tremendous anxiety about the best behaviors to support the health and wellbeing of babies and children.
As Women Deliver CEO Katja Iversen made clear in her closing remarks, referring to Women Deliver as a “fueling station” rather than a “summit,” what comes next is of course even more challenging.
What do the data tell us about gender gaps in education, and where we should be focusing our research, policy, and programmatic efforts to address gender inequality?
In Africa, where widowhood and divorce are common and the rights of women are mostly conditional on marriage, changes in marital status are likely to influence the success of policies aimed at empowering women.
The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) announcement gives us an opportunity to take stock and make a recommendation: open up access to We-Fi funding to a broader range of actors.
The administration’s commendable efforts to increase women’s economic opportunities have repeatedly failed to recognize a critical—and fundamental—component of women’s economic empowerment