Caren Grown - Senior Director, Gender, World Bank Group
Hans Timmer - Chief Economist, South Asia Region
Moderator: Emcet Tas - Senior Social Development Specialist, South Asia Social Dev, The World Bank
Description: We are starting the “Talking Innovations : SAR GIL Featured Scholars Series” under the South Asia Gender Innovation Lab to leverage ideas and share evidence-based solutions to improve gender equality in South Asia.
SAR GIL Featured Scholar Series : Impact Evaluation of Targeting the Ultra Poor Program in Afghanistan
Dec 16, 2019
Aidan Coville – Senior Economist DEC (Development Economics and Chief Economist)
World Bank Group
Guadalupe Bedoya Arguelles - Senior Economist DEC (Development Economics and Chief Economist) World Bank Group
Description: Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) programs have demonstrated promising results in helping the most vulnerable break out of poverty traps. But how do we measure the interventions’ impact on women’s economic empowerment? Aidan Coville and Guadalupe Bedoya (senior economists at DIME) share key takeaways from their impact evaluation of the TUP program in Afghanistan, as part of the SAR Gender Innovation Lab’s Featured Scholar Series.
The SAR Gender Innovation Lab’s e-discussion Let’s Talk Solutions for South Asiasparked an exciting exchange of ideas among World Bank researchers, sector experts, and practitioners on evidence and solutions for women’s economic empowerment in the South Asia Region.
A big thank you to the Gender Group for hosting the e-discussion Group and to all colleagues who contributed to the conversation!