Measuring and Evaluating Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference

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Measuring and Evaluating Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference

Time: June 16, 2015 from 9:30am to 1pm
Location: Center for Global Development
Street: 2055 L Street, NW - Fifth Floor
City/Town: Washington, DC 20036
Website or Map: http://www.cgdev.org/event/me…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Center for Global Development
Latest Activity: Jun 13, 2015

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Please join us on June 16, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a high-level forum on Measuring and Evaluating Women’s Economic Empowerment at the Center for Global Development’s Birdsall House Conference Center. This event is a collaboration between CGD, United Nations Foundation, ExxonMobil Foundation, World Bank, and Plan International USA.

Increasingly, policies and programs that seek to ‘empower women economically’ are part of public and private sector agencies’ agendas; however, few have been rigorously evaluated. This event is in response to these agencies’ expressed need to learn which measures and evaluation designs are best suited to monitor and accurately capture the results of these programs.

The forum will include remarks by Melanne Verveer, former US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues and current executive director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace & Security, and by Deborah Birx, Ambassador-at-Large, US Global AIDS Coordinator and US Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy. Top academics, experienced practitioners, and senior representatives from public and private donor organizations will discuss the design of effective M&E systems, when and how to conduct impact evaluations, and how to measure economic empowerment. The event will also look at lessons learned from recent measurement and impact evaluation work.

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