Upcoming Events

2020 Australasian AID Conference

Canberra, Australia
February 17, 2020, 2:00 pm
February 19, 2020, 6:00 pm
The Australasian Aid Conference (AAC) has become an integral part of the Australian and regional aid calendar. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and beyond who are working on aid and international development policy to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community. The AAC is held by the Development Policy Centre (Devpolicy) at the Crawford School of Public Policy in the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific, in partnership with The Asia Foundation. The 2020 AAC will be held February 17-19, 2020, at the ...

SG2020 | Are Savings Groups Members Empowered? Measuring and Evaluating Outcomes for Women

Durban, South Africa
March 10, 2020, 9:00 am
March 12, 2020, 6:00 am
Nathan is proud to chair a Peer Learning Session at SG2020, the latest conference in the Global Savings Groups Conference Series organized by The SEEP Network.  There is strong evidence that Savings Groups expand access to finances for women and contribute to asset accumulation and increase investment. Thus, Savings Groups are commonly promoted as an economic strengthening strategy within women’s empowerment programming. There is, however, a need to better understand the pathways between Savings Groups and women’s empowerment, and to expand monitoring and results measurement frameworks beyond short-term, economic outcomes. Social empowerment has intrinsic value, and the economic gains achieved ...