Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie
Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (incoming Chief Economist, UK Department for International Development)
Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, Former President of Malawi
Presentations and discussions
Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development – download presentation
Julia Bunting, Population Council
Jocelyn Finlay, Harvard University – download presentation
Markus Goldstein, World Bank
Nikhil Gupta, Cornerstone Research – download presentation
Jason M. Lindo, Texas A&M University – download presentation
Grant Miller, Stanford University
Thomas Mroz, Georgia State University – download presentation
Lois Quam, Pathfinder International
Ishita Rajani, Analysis Group – download presentation
Beth Schlachter, FP2020
Rachel Silverman, Center for Global Development – download presentation
Monique Vledder, Global Financing Facility
Masood Ahmed, Center for Global Development
Amanda Glassman, Center for Global Development
The Birdsall House Conference Series on Women seeks to identify and bring attention to leading research and scholarly findings on women’s empowerment in the fields of development economics, behavioral economics, and political economy.
On December 7th, academics, private sector representatives, and policymakers will turn to an issue that affects women in rich and poor countries alike: the ability to make informed, voluntary, and autonomous choices about childbearing, and the implications of reproductive choice as a lever to expand women’s economic and life prospects. Until recently, there has been a lack of rigorous empirical evidence on the links between contraceptive access and women’s economic empowerment in low- and middle-income countries. The 2017 Birdsall House Conference will feature new findings on this relationship alongside existing evidence from the United States.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided, and copies of new research products will be available for attendees.