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South Asia Gender Innovation Lab


We promote evidence-based research and solutions to improve gender equality across South Asia. 

History and Vision

Since 2015, the Gender Innovation Lab has produced cutting-edge research on female labor force participation and gender-based violence. Starting in 2019, we are expanding our impact evaluation portfolio and directing efforts to turn evidence into action.

Our work is guided by three principles:


  1. Innovation: Build evidence on ‘what works, what doesn’t and why?’
  2. Learning: Share knowledge with researchers and practitioners
  3. Impact:Promote use of evidence in policymaking


Get involved!

Our current focus area is women’s economic empowerment. You can get involved by sharing your innovative ideas, research plans and findings.

Our Partners

Our activities are made possible by generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality (UFGE) and the South Asia Trade Facilitation Program (SARTFP)





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