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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

2021-09-24: Join ECWG’s webinar on “Implementing women’s group programs at scale: Implications for costs and cost-effectiveness”. The webinar will explore economies of scale and cost-effectiveness of a Self-Help Group program in India, and the scale-up costs and outcomes of a participatory learning and action cycle with women's groups across multiple countries. Register here.

2021-10-04: Register now for a session on, 'Evidence Syntheses on Women's Groups in International Development' on Thursday 21 October 2021
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2021-10-04: Could community group-based interventions affect behaviors and outcomes beyond those targeted? Bansi Malde (University of Kent) writes for us, based on the indirect effects of a group-based health intervention on consumption smoothing of crop losses. Read here