Ensuring an Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery through Investments in Cash, Care, and Data

  • April 22, 2022
    11:00 am12:00 pm ET


Alongside the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings, the Center for Global Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invite you to a high-level, virtual event: Ensuring an Inclusive COVID-19 Recovery through Investments in Cash, Care, and Data.

A growing evidence base reflects the COVID-19 pandemic has had an outsized negative impact on women and girls in low- and middle-income countries, exacerbating pre-existing economic and social gender gaps. An inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will require grounding policies and investments in the reality that COVID-19 has been a gendered crisis. To ensure an inclusive recovery, CGD’s COVID-19 Gender and Development Initiative has proposed investments in three priority areas: cash, care, and data. At last year’s Generation Equality Forum, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a historic $650 million commitment to promote women’s economic empowerment, framed around these core priorities.

At this event, Nigerian Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda French Gates, and other high-level panelists will discuss pathways to a gender-equal COVID-19 recovery, approaches that donor institutions and governments are taking to achieve their goals, and remaining challenges.