With rigorous economic research and practical policy solutions, we focus on the issues and institutions that are critical to global development. Explore our core themes and topics to learn more about our work.
In timely and incisive analysis, our experts parse the latest development news and devise practical solutions to new and emerging challenges. Our events convene the top thinkers and doers in global development.
Rosario Bazan, Founder, Danper Trujillo SAC Priya Krishnan, Founder & CEO, KLAY Viola Llewellyn, Co-founder & President, Ovamba Solutions Suzanne Gaboury, Chief Investment Officer, FinDev Canada Kathryn Kaufman, MD for Global Women’s Initiatives, Overseas Private Investment Corporation Graham Wrigley, Chair of the Board, CDC Group
Nancy Lee, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
ABOUT THE EVENT
Extensive international evidence demonstrates that investing in women makes good business sense. Yet despite the clear commercial case for investing in women as entrepreneurs, workers, and consumers, women continue to be under-represented and under-valued across the corporate value chain. In response to this, an increasing number of investors, including development finance institutions (DFIs) are applying gender lens investing strategies to their activities. Join CGD, in partnership with the CDC Group, FinDev Canada, and OPIC for an event that will highlight the experiences of three women entrepreneurs from South Asia, Latin America, and sub-Saharan Africa, as well as representatives from DFIs seeking to implement gender lens investing strategies. We will discuss how DFIs are engaging with women entrepreneurs in emerging markets to address women’s under-representation and under-recognition in business leadership, employment, and consumption decisions.