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Improving gender equality in Indonesia: The importance of addressing gender norms

Read about J-PAL Southeast Asia's November 2021 webinar to raise awareness of the Government of Indonesia’s policies and programs to promote gender equality and discuss learnings from evidence on women’s empowerment interventions around the world.
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IFII Blog Series: E-commerce platforms as a path to women’s financial inclusion

In the third installment in the IFII Blog Series, we discuss the challenges and opportunities to increase e-commerce adoption among women business owners.
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Affiliate Spotlight: Seema Jayachandran

Seema Jayachandran is a Professor of Economics at Northwestern University. Seema currently serves on J-PAL's board of directors and is the chair of J-PAL's gender sector. Her research focuses on economic issues in low- and middle-income that persist in spite of overall economic growth, including...
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Seri Blog IFII: Menerapkan Lensa Gender dalam Mengukur Dampak Layanan Keuangan Digital terhadap Pemberdayaan Perempuan

Meski laki-laki dan perempuan di Indonesia memiliki akses yang setara ke layanan keuangan digital atau Digital Financial Service (DFS), hal ini tidak menjamin tingkat penggunaan DFS yang setara antara laki-laki dan perempuan. Artikel sebelumnya di seri blog ini telah membahas bagaimana pentingnya...
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IFII Blog Series: Applying a gender lens in measuring the impact of DFS on women’s empowerment

In the second installment of the IFII blog series, we discuss the importance of applying a gender lens to measuring impact and share practical considerations for measuring empowerment.
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Gender and Economic Agency Initiative funds nineteen new research projects on women’s work

GEA has completed its second full funding round, supporting nineteen research teams to produce evidence that addresses critical knowledge gaps on what works to support women’s economic agency. Read about the funded projects.
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Strengthening randomized evaluations with qualitative research, part 5: Baby’s First Years

By
  • Sarah Halpern-Meekin
  • Katherine Magnuson
In this post, the researchers on the Baby's First Years study reflect on the value of qualitative research in both providing a deeper understanding of each participant’s background and context and painting a fuller picture of mothers’ experiences in the study.
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IFII Blog Series: Advancing inclusive digital financial services to empower women in Indonesia

Financial services can give women more control over financial decisions, which can lead to empowerment and improved well-being. When designed properly, access to financial services may not only help women build resilience and take advantage of opportunities, but it can also help them set goals and...