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Kick-off meeting – Gender and Development project

On 6-7 May a 2-day kick-off meeting for the Gender and Development project was organized by UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the University of Namur. It was attended by all members of the project’s scientific committee and research fellows at UNU-WIDER associated with the project. The workshop comprised of presentations by some committee members of their ongoing work related to topics on gender, and meetings to discuss next steps related to the project.

Programme
Wednesday 6 May  
09:30-10:00 Meeting room: BALTICA, Marina Congress Center, 2nd floor Welcome and introduction
10:00-11:20 Chair: Finn Tarp
Michele Tertilt: Does Female Empowerment Promote Economic Development?
Jane Humphries: Evolution of Women’s Wages: Historical Perspective
11:20-11:40 Coffee break, outside the meeting room
11:40-13:00 Chair: Finn Tarp
Nathan Nunn: Bride Price and the Returns to Education
Zaki Wahhaj: Early Marriage: Theory and Evidence from Bangladesh
13:00-14:00 Lunch at Wanha Satama
14:00-15:30 Chair: Jean-Marie Baland
Naila Kabeer: The Rise of the Female Breadwinner and Renegotiations in the Care Economy
Vijayendra Rao: The Social Impact of Women’s Self-help Groups in Rural India
15:30-16:00 Coffee break, outside the meeting room
16:00-18:30 Meeting room: UNU-WIDER, Board Room, Marina Congress Center 3rd floor
Scientific Committee Meeting
Thursday 7 May  
9:30-10:50 Chair: Jean-Philippe Platteau
Siwan Anderson: Legal Origins and Female HIV
Martina Björkman: Causes and Consequences of Human Trafficking
10:50-11:10 Coffee break, outside the meeting room
11:10-12:30 Chair: Jean-Philippe Platteau
Guilhem Cassan: Overlapping Identities and Identity Based Policies: Evidence from Gender Quotas in India
Christiane Timmerman: Migration Aspirations from a Gender Perspective
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Wanha Satama
13:30-15:00 Chair: Lori Beaman
Agnes Quisumbing: Gender, Assets, and Agricultural Development: Learning from Eight Projects in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Markus Goldstein: Thinking about Women's Economic Empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa
15:00-15:30 Coffee break, outside the meeting room
15:30-18:00 Meeting room: UNU-WIDER, Board Room, Marina Congress Center 3rd floor
Scientific Committee Meeting