The health crisis of COVID-19 and subsequent effects on the U.S. economy have propelled to the spotlight the issue of financial security at the household level. Issues like paid leave, dependent care, housing instability, student loan debt, and debt collections were challenges to tens of millions of families across America long before the pandemic emerged – and if we don’t make key changes, they will dampen the economic recovery of our nation.
This digital event is the sixth in a series that will explore why addressing key household financial challenges is needed to make an equitable economic recovery. To view all of the events in our series, visit www.aspeninstitute.org/events/conversations-in-financial-security.
Time: 1-2 pm EDT
These online forums will allow you to meet other business operators ‘virtually’ for expert-moderated interactive online discussions. Here you can raise questions on issues you might be facing and as a global community we will mobilise our collective experience and expertise to listen and try to provide practical assistance.
Time: 10 am AED, 8 pm EST
A lack of transparency and accountability around COVID-19 funding announcements means it’s difficult to know how much has been pledged and by whom (department, instrument, etc.), where funds are going (specific country interventions versus regional or global initiatives), how they are getting there (loans and grants to governments or to international implementing agencies like the UN), when they will be disbursed and to whom.Without greater transparency around the detail of funding announcements, organizations responding to the challenge cannot form a coordinated response and allocate resources effectively. This will lead to further accountability issues down the line when assessing the efficacy of aid.Join us to explore:
- What needs to happen to improve the situation?
- How can governments and funders increase accountability and transparency around the allocation of funds?
Time: 8:30 AM EDT / 2:30 PM CET
This upcoming webinar on how J-PAL and IPA use SurveyCTO plug-ins for phone surveys and custom data collection needs will be helpful for practitioners who need to adapt their projects. Please join us!
Field plug-ins enable you to control the appearance and functionality of questions in your data collection instrument. In this webinar, we’ll introduce you to a sample of field plug-ins we’ve created to address pressing needs, particularly transitioning to telephone interviewing (CATI). We’ll also have presenters from J-PAL and IPA, global leaders in evidence-based research and policy analysis, share plug-ins they’ve created for SurveyCTO forms. And we’ll answer any questions you may have about your own projects. Register today!
Time: 9 AM – 10 AM ET
The Better Than Cash Alliance and CGAP are co-hosting a webinar on delivering these vital government-to-person (G2P) payments in a way that expands choice while managing liquidity and cash-out in innovative ways.
Time: 12 pm UTC