Women's Groups and COVID-19: Impact, Challenges and Policy Implications

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  • Date: Tue, Apr 13 2021, 9:00 - 10:30am (9:00 - 10:30am)
  • Event Type: Online
  • Organizations: Evidence Consortium on Women’s GroupsThe SEEP Network
In a policy brief released in the early stages of the COVID pandemic in June 2020, the Evidence Consortium on Women’s Groups (ECWG) examined the implications of the pandemic and the lockdown for women’s groups. What have we learned since then? How has the COVID pandemic affected women’s groups, and how have these groups helped mitigate the negative consequences of the health crisis? Join the ECWG on April 13 for a discussion on women’s groups and COVID, with the Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews, the American Institutes for Research, the Population Council, and the World Bank. The ECWG will present the findings of two new reports on the impacts of COVID on women’s groups in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, followed by a panel discussion on the implications and policy recommendations for development organizations and governments.


Thomas de Hoop Principal Economist, American Institutes for Research Sapna Desai Associate, Population Council Eve Namisango Palliative Care Epidemiologist & Systematic Reviewer, Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews and Knowledge Translation Ashutosh Raina Social Development Specialist, World Bank Garima Siwach Economic Researcher, American Institutes for Research