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The Birdsall House Conference Series on Women

This annual event identifies and highlights leading research and scholarly findings on women’s empowerment in the field of development economics. Past conferences have focused on family planning as a tool for economic empowerment, the role of the private sector in improving the lives of women and girls, and high-impact donor interventions such as cash transfers to women. The conference series is named after CGD’s founding president Nancy Birdsall.

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