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Director of the US Development Policy Initiative and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Acting Vice President, Department of Compact Operations, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Senior Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, United States Agency for International Development
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Development
Please join us to hear policymakers from inside and outside the US government discuss their experience applying the principle of country ownership, reflecting on its importance, and discussing challenges and trade-offs. Also available will be new research from CGD’s US Development Policy Initiative that reviews US development agencies’ progress implementing country ownership, identifies constraints the agencies face, and offers recommendations for better execution of a country ownership approach in practice.
The 90-minute panel will be followed by a reception.
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Many practitioners and researchers are grappling with how to better measure women’s and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations. Which approaches to measuring a complex social outcome like decision-making power should we use, and can we improve on our existing models? When should we use internationally standardized survey questions and when is it better to develop locally tailored ones? Can non-survey instruments pick up useful information that surveys can’t, and when should we think about using them?
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.