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Alice Evans, Lecturer, Social Science of Development, King's College
Gawain Kripke, Director of Policy, Oxfam America
Kimberly Elliott, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
Cindy Huang, Co-Director, Migration, Displacement, and Humanitarian Policy Program, Center for Global Development and former Deputy Vice President for sector operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation
The Center for Global Development and Oxfam are hosting a discussion on the Politics of Pro-Worker Reforms with author Alice Evans. Alice will present her paper on the drivers of pro-worker reforms in Vietnam, including how rich countries can use the tools of trade and aid to support workers’ rights, social activism, and decent pay. Specifically, she examines the relative roles of the Better Work program and US demands for labor reform during negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership in encouraging Vietnamese labor market reforms. The paper can be found here, and a blog summary here.
Alice Evans is a lecturer in the Social Science of Development at King’s College, and has written widely about inequality, social change, and the global politics of decent work. Center for Global Development Visiting Fellow Kimberly Elliott and Gawain Kripke, Director of Policy at Oxfam America will provide brief comments. The discussion will explore the importance of domestic and transnational politics through strikes, responsible business practices, trade deals, and geopolitics in building an enabling environment for workers’ activism and pro-poor experiments.
Every year, more than 5 million women, children and adolescents die from preventable conditions, due to a significant financing gap for healthcare for women, children and adolescents, and inadequate incentives for provision and use of quality health services, among other factors. The Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of Every Woman Every Child is a new approach to sustainable global health financing that is supporting countries’ approaches to financing and investing in the health of their people.
Many practitioners and researchers are grappling with how to better measure women’s and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations. Which approaches to measuring a complex social outcome like decision-making power should we use, and can we improve on our existing models? When should we use internationally standardized survey questions and when is it better to develop locally tailored ones? Can non-survey instruments pick up useful information that surveys can’t, and when should we think about using them?
Five members of the Zimbabwe Working Group traveled to Harare May 20-25 to meet with the government, opposition leaders, and a wide range of business, religious, and civil society organizations to assess prospects for free and fair elections and for meaningful political and economic reform. Please join us to hear from the delegation as they share their findings and recommendations for US policy.