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Kyle Navis is a policy analyst at the Center for Global Development focusing on the use of biometric identification for development and supporting the work of Alan Gelb and Nancy Birdsall. Before joining CGD, Navis did economic research for the City of San Diego, managed a peacebuilding program in Bolivia, and taught middle school science in Philadelphia with Teach For America. Navis holds an MA in international affairs from UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy and a BA in Peace Studies from Whitworth University.
Modern contraception may be the single most important technology for development—it liberates women to think ahead, as men have always been able to do. Last month, CGD hosted the Third Annual Birdsall House Conference on Women: “Reproductive Choices to Life Chances: New and Existing Evidence on the Impact of Contraception on Women’s Empowerment.” The conference featured presentations from some of the world’s top scholars.
As world leaders gather to kick off the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, CGD’s experts weigh in to shed some light on the ongoing debates, with innovative evidence-based solutions to the world’s most urgent challenges, and also discuss what’s not on the agenda but should be.