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At the first-ever Girl Summit last year in London, governments, organizations, and advocates from around the world promised to end child marriage globally. The U.S. joined other governments in pledging to step up efforts.
ONE YEAR LATER, WHERE DO WE STAND?
Please join us for a discussion of new research and promising practices to prevent child, early, and forced marriage.
Catherine Russell, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development and Introduction of High-Level Panel
Françoise Girard, President, International Women's Health Coalition
Rachel Vogelstein, Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
Susan Markham, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, USAID
Dana Hyde, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps
Panel 1: Emerging research from the field - what have we learned in the past year?
Moderator: Daniella Ligiero, PhD - Vice President of Girls and Women Strategy, United Nations Foundation
Nisha Varia - Advocacy Director, Women's Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
Suzanne Petroni, PhD - Senior Director of Gender, Population and Development, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Sike Bille - Founder, Association for the Struggle Against Violence Against Women - Extreme North, Cameroon (ALVF-EN)
Jacqueline Hart, PhD - Vice President for Strategic Learning, Research and Evaluation, American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
Panel 2: Voices from the field- effective programming to end CEFM
Moderator: Doris Bartel - Senior Director, Gender and Empowerment Unit, CARE USA
Danedjo Hadidja - President, Association for the Promotion of Autonomy and the Rights of Young Girls and Women, Cameroon (APAD)
Sajeda Amin, PhD - Senior Associate, Population Council
Giovanna Lauro, PhD - Deputy Director of International Programs, Promundo-US
Governments and donors are increasingly focused on the use of evidence in evaluating human development programs and setting policy priorities. This master class will provide early career researchers with cutting-edge methodological tools for experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation of early childhood development interventions. The course is intended for current PhD students and recent graduates whose doctoral work is focused on early childhood development, education, development economics, or public policy.
Faced with a deepening financial crisis, the recently elected government of Imran Khan has embarked on an ambitious economic reform program, supported by a $6 billion IMF loan and $32 billion of associated financing. Pakistan has a long history of embarking on such reforms but not of seeing them through.
Join the leaders of Pakistan’s Economic Team to discuss why they believe this time will be different.
The Saving One Million Lives (SOML) program for results (PforR) aims to increase the utilization and quality of high impact reproductive, child health, and nutrition interventions in Nigeria. SOML was originally created in 2012 to address Nigeria’s slow progress on improving health status and health services. Since 2015, the initiative has received assistance from the World Bank through a “cash-on-delivery” (COD) approach in which the disbursement of funds is directly linked to the achievement of specific program results. This PforR funding mechanism by the World Bank uses country systems and processes and gives health managers substantial autonomy in achieving health results. Four years into the SOML PforR’s implementation, join us to explore lessons learned.
Over the last 25 years, Mexico has benefited from robust trade and financial integration with North America and strong domestic macroeconomic and financial stability, although much remains to be done on the socioeconomic front.
Against this backdrop, the economy is currently facing strong domestic and external headwinds. At home, the economy has slowed since last year, with real GDP contracting 0.2% in 1Q2019, reflecting low productivity in Mexico and softer growth in the United States. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has announced protectionist policies, which are not supportive of private investment. From the external side, the lingering uncertainties about Trump’s tariffs on Mexico's imports could have a major negative impact.
How should Mexico deal with these challenges? The Latin American Committee on Macroeconomic and Financial Issues (CLAAF) will discuss central questions on a) the best policy responses to market uncertainties, b) the best way to deal with the immigration flood, which is playing a key role in Trump's new tariff threats, c) what Mexico’s policymakers can learn from the recent experiences in Argentina and Brazil, and d) the most pressing reforms needed to restore investors’ confidence and Mexico's economic growth.
A light breakfast and coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m.
In recent years, Latin American countries have undertaken major fiscal consolidation measures in an effort to reduce their deficits and accumulation of debt. Despite improvements in fiscal position throughout the region, the rate of inequality reduction has slowed, capital spending (in terms of GDP) has fallen to its lowest levels since 2007 and fiscal revenues remain insufficient to finance achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Amid an uncertain macroeconomic context and fiscal consolidation, this slowdown requires a fine-tuning of policy measures. This event launches the new CEPAL Publication Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2019, examining the role of tax policy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The paper analyses the constraints of domestic resource mobilization caused by fiscal incentives and how these incentives could, instead, be geared towards investment to foster sustainable and inclusive development.
Over the past two decades tremendous progress has been made to improve girls’ access to schooling. Data on learning similarly shows that gender gaps are closing or largely closed. Yet education systems are still failing to meet one important objective: achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in terms of adult life outcomes. Against the backdrop of improvements in schooling and learning, women still bear the brunt of inequalities in female income, political participation, exposure to gender-based violence and reproductive autonomy. The panel will attempt to answer a key question: how can girls’ education improve adult life outcomes for women?