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

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?

On April 13 at 9 a.m. EDT, the ECWG held a discussion on women’s groups and COVID, with the Africa Centre for Systematic Reviews, AIR, the Population Council, and the World Bank.

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The ECWG presented 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

Event Information

April 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET

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Managing Economist and Program Area Lead, Agriculture, Food Security, and Nutrition