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Conference speakers include RISE Research Director Lant Pritchett, Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Vicky Colbert, Jishnu Das, Annie Duflo, James Habyarimana, Kara Hanson, Elizabeth King, Michael Kremer, Karthik Muralidharan, Derek Neal, Pauline Rose, Norbert Schady, and Leonard Wantchekon.
On June 18 from 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., in conjunction with the conference, there will also be a pre-solicitation meeting for potential RISE bidders, including a Q&A with Lant Pritchett about the project’s upcoming call for proposals. To attend the pre-solicitation meeting, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
On the sidelines of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings 2019, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC) will co-host this expert panel to discuss the future of the World Bank under its new president, David Malpass. What should top his agenda? What are the most important and urgent issues in the development landscape and what is the role of the World Bank in addressing these challenges? Join us to hear from this panel of global thought leaders offering recommendations for the future of the multilateral system.
How are beliefs about gender differences formed, and how do they affect children’s aspirations and academic performance? In this talk, Alex Eble will discuss recent work (co-authored with Feng Hu of the University of Science and Technology Beijing) on perceived gender gaps in mathematics in Chinese middle schools.
In a recent paper, Kate Ambler and coauthors studied the impact of one-season cash transfers for agricultural investment in Senegal and Malawi, using data from a randomized control trial (RCT) in each country. They found evidence that transfers reduced both the number of decision makers and female decision making in Senegal in the short-run, particularly for measures directly related to agriculture. However, the effects disappeared two years after the transfers. Conversely, the authors find transfers in the Malawi program led to robust transitory increases in these measures, seeing a greater impact related to the number of decision makers in the household persisting after two year period. Join us for the latest CGD Invited Research Forum to discuss these opposing findings on the effects of cash transfers on household decision making.