The Birdsall House Conference Series on Gender Equality

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This annual event identifies and highlights leading research and scholarly findings on women’s empowerment in the field of development economics. Past conferences have focused on family planning as a tool for economic empowerment, the role of the private sector in improving the lives of women and girls, and high-impact donor interventions such as cash transfers to women. The conference series is named after CGD’s founding president Nancy Birdsall.