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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

2020-09-02: ECWG hosted a webinar on "Women’s Groups and Health in India: Program Implications of a Recent Systematic Review". The webinar discussed findings of a mixed-methods systematic review on community interventions with women’s groups to improve health outcomes in India. 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.