Covid-19 has disrupted lives, networks, and institutions across social, economic, and health dimensions around the globe. We examine how the pandemic has affected adolescent girls and young women in particular, and explore how group-based programs for girls in low- and middle-income countries have been affected by and are responding to the pandemic.
"ECWG Webinar on Women’s Groups and Health in India: Program Implications of a Recent Systematic Review"
The ECWG and UCL recently co-hosted a webinar discussing findings of a mixed-methods systematic review on community interventions with women’s groups to improve health outcomes in India. Dr. Sapna Desai and Dr. Audrey Prost presented a summary from a review of 99 studies, followed by a discussion of how the findings can inform large-scale programs with women’s groups implemented by the National Health Mission and National Rural Livelihoods Mission.
CARE, drawing from an extensive review of existing literature, case studies, key informant interviews and round table discussions, provides answers to two questions: 1) How can we effectively ensure that savings groups are delivering WEE outcomes? What evidence exists to show that this is possible and that it creates impact? 2) Who is best placed to scale Savings Groups that incorporate elements of the Foundation’s Women’s Empowerment Collectives (WEC) model, so they can achieve maximum impact for the poorest women and girls?
This paper from 3ie summarizes the findings of a rapid field study of select federations in Kerala and Karnataka to understand the current and potential role of these federations to promote high-value livelihood activities for women.
Financial inclusion programmes seek to increase access to financial services such as credit, savings, insurance and money transfers. This systematic review of systematic reviews was undertaken to synthesize the impacts of financial inclusion interventions on economic, social, gender and behavioral outcomes.
This is an evaluation of the Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA)-linked "Go Green" project, which was a three-year project (2017-2019) seeking to increase the number of women in Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania, who adopt and directly benefit from clean energy products through an innovative market-based approach.
This toolkit is a guide for Financial Service Providers (FSPs) that are either providing or intend to provide financial services to savings groups. The lessons and examples aim to enable FSPs to effectively provide formal financial services to savings groups in developing countries. The insights and lessons provided in this toolkit are based on the experiences of selected FSPs already providing services to savings groups.
September 9, 2020 - 830 am - 10:00 am (ET)
The CDD GSG, Rural Livelihoods and Agriculture Employment GSG and Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE) at the World Bank are jointly organizing a local economic development webinar series to bring together thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners to explore pathways to transform local economies for inclusive and sustainable recovery. This webinar aims to explore how women groups and collectives are coping up with Covid-19 and discuss strategies to support them for longer-term economic recovery and resilience. The webinar will be moderated by Parmesh Shah in a fireside chat style. ECWG co-Principal Investigator Dr. Thomas de Hoop will be speaking at this event.
Coinciding with the national nutrition month, the third India-focused implementation research conference on “Delivering for Nutrition in India: Insights from Implementation Research” will convene academics, implementers, development partners, and policy makers from multiple institutes on a common platform. At this event, participants will review this evidence to inform the implementation of current policy and program initiatives. They will also deliberate on ways of tapping into insights from implementation research to help strengthen the maternal and child nutrition initiatives in India.
Join us for a webinar hosted by the Evidence Consortium on Women's Groups (ECWG) and University College London (UCL) Centre for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents. Speakers Lu Gram (UCL), Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern) & Lucia Diaz-Martin (J-PAL) will be in discussion with Agnes Quisumbing (IFPRI), Nirmala Nair (EKJUT) and Ben Cislaghi (LSHTM), moderated by Amber Peterman (UNC - Chapel Hill)
News and commentary on Women’s Groups in a time of global pandemic
View this webinar with CARE, Catholic Relief Services and the International Rescue Committee to explore their response and recovery efforts related to Savings Groups, including health messaging, the integration of new technologies, cash and voucher assistance, new and potential partnerships, and more.