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The Evidence Consortium on Women’s Groups

The Evidence Consortium on Women’s Groups aims to generate and synthesize rigorous evidence to guide development partners, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers in implementing and strengthening programming and policies on women’s groups globally, with a current focus on India, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Learning Agenda on Women’s Groups

The Evidence Consortium on Women’s Groups has developed a learning agenda (full version | summary version) based on a portfolio evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s investments in women’s groups across South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The learning agenda will address key evidence gaps on the impact, cost-effectiveness, and the implementation of women’s groups at scale in India, Nigeria, and Uganda.

Featured Content

2020-10-22: ECWG hosted a webinar on "Mechanisms in Women’s Groups Interventions: Findings from two recent reviews". This webinar focused on mechanisms in interventions with women’s groups in low and middle-income country settings. Watch the recording.


2020-09-15: Read a new brief by ECWG and Population Council on "The Impact of COVID-19 on Opportunities for Adolescent Girls and the Role of Girls’ Groups". This brief examines how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected adolescent girls and young women in particular, and explores how group-based programs for girls in low- and middle-income countries have been affected by and are responding to the pandemic.