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Measuring and Evaluating Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference
June 16, 2015Washington, D.C.

The Africa Gender Innovation Lab is cosponsoring a conference to gather top academics, experienced practitioners and donor representatives to discuss the design of M&E systems, when and how to conduct impact evaluations, and how to measure economic empowerment.

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 the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab, CGD, United Nations Foundation, ExxonMobil Foundation, 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.

During event

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Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. and a light breakfast will be served. Opening remarks are at 9:30 a.m.

 

WELCOME REMARKS

  • Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development


OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Inst. for Women, Peace & Security, and former US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues


SETTING THE SCENE: MEASURING AND EVALUATING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

  • Mayra Buvinic, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation



PERSPECTIVES FROM ACADEMIA: DEFINING AND MEASURING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Panelists

  • Markus Goldstein, Lead Economist, Africa Region and Research Group, World Bank
  • Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Jim Knowles, Independent Economic Consultant
  • Linda Scott, DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Saïd Business School, Oxford University

Moderator

  • Amanda Glassman, VP Programs, Director of Global Health Policy and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


COFFEE BREAK


HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT WORKS? WHAT IS THE ROLE OF EXTERNAL FUNDERS?

  • William Savedoff, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development


PERSPECTIVES FROM PRACTITIONERS AND FUNDERS: MEASURING AND EVALUATING WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Panelists

  • Tessie San Martin, CEO, Plan International
  • Krisila Benson, Senior Director of Program Services, TechnoServe
  • Henriette Kolb, Head of the Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
  • Sydney Price, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, Kate Spade & Company

Moderator

  • Noa Gimelli, Director of the Women's Economic Opportunity Initiative, ExxonMobil Foundation


CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Deborah Birx, Ambassador-at-Large, US Global AIDS Coordinator and US Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy


CLOSING REMARKS

  • Amanda Glassman, VP Programs, Director of Global Health Policy and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

 

Closing remarks will be followed by lunch at 1:00 p.m.

Details
  • Date: June 16, 2015
  • Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
  • Location: Center for Global Development
    2055 L Street, NW - Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20036
  • Contact: Rachel Coleman