Gender Equality and Inclusion

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CGD gender experts have a core focus on women's economic empowerment and the policies and investments needed to achieve it - and work to ensure that CGD research considers and benefits all people, including traditionally marginalized populations.

We do research, develop actionable policy recommendations, and build partnerships to influence international financial institutions and donor governments to strengthen their promotion of economic empowerment and broader gender equality. Towards donor institutions and other global decision-makers, we act as a resource and a lever of accountability, examining the approaches they take to promoting gender equality and the impact they have, both in their external financing and broader assistance, as well as internal policies and practices. We aim to position CGD as a bridge or “translator” between donor institutions and economists, feminist researchers, and advocates based in low- and middle-income countries.