Bridging Financing Gaps For Greater Health Equity and Impact: The 2018 Global Financing Facility Annual ReportEvery year, in 50 countries across the world, more than 5 million mothers and children die from preventable conditions and their economies lose billions of dollars to poor health and nutrition. Inadequate funding is one of the reasons for the slow progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Launched in Addis Ababa in July 2015, the Global Financing Facility in support of Every Woman Every Child (GFF) is driving new approaches to financing. It strives to recognize that countries themselves are the engines of progress and that the role of external assistance is to support countries both to get more results from the existing resources and to increase the total volume of financing. It accomplishes these goals by increasing efficiency, mobilizing public domestic resources, linking and aligning concessional financing and external resources, and leveraging the private sector.To understand the GFF model, discuss its direction and reflect on challenges so far and ways of addressing these, the Center for Global Development (CGD) and the GFF invite you to the launch of the GFF’s annual report in London. Through a series of presentations and a moderated panel discussion, we will highlight some of the report’s key findings as well as the results of a new impact assessment, offering participants an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion.With the success that the GFF has already achieved, and an upcoming replenishment moment in November, the event provides an opportune time to consider past lessons learned and evaluate the GFF’s potential future impact.
Please join the USAID-supported Health Financing and Governance Project (HFG) led by Abt Associates along with the Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST) project, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN), and the World Health Organization for a special learning event in Washington, DC to showcase our findings from three years of collaborative work on governance and quality.
Investing in women not only promotes equality but also sustainable development — all while making great business sense! Yet, only about 10 percent of women entrepreneurs globally have access to the capital they need to expand their businesses and women in Asia continue to be outnumbered by men in management and in the workforce at-large, often restricted to lower wages and lower quality work. Investing in women — through capital policy, and innovation — promotes financial inclusion, supports women entrepreneurship and unlocks opportunities to empower women.
As a community of current and future business leaders, let’s take action this International Women’s Day and discuss how we can improve the world we live in by investing in women!
5th Annual Global Health Economics Colloquium: Economics of Health in Vulnerable Populations at Home and Abroad
Please join us for an exciting colloquium that assembles experts, policy makers, researchers, and trainees to discuss recent developments in the economics of health in vulnerable populations. Drawing upon examples from around the world, we will explore how high-quality economic evaluations can improve decision-making and help address health disparities worldwide
• Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, UCSF
• Joshua Salomon, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Center for Health Policy / Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University
• Jean Manuel Izaret, MBA, Henderson Fellow, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
• Sanjay Basu, MSc, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Center for Health Policy / Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research, Stanford University
Join the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University for a fireside chat with Matthew Weatherley-White, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Caprock. Matthew will discuss his experience as an asset manager for family offices and his views on the future of impact investing.
Bio: Matthew Weatherley-White is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Caprock, a multi-family office with over $3 billion in assets under advisement. Shaping Caprock’s initiative in Impact Investing, Matthew is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the discipline. In addition to keynoting the 2013 European Commission’s Annual Award for Social Innovation, Matthew has guest-lectured on sustainable business management and non-financial value creation at business schools including Harvard, Oxford, Tuck, Yale, University of Chicago, Northwestern and the American University in Paris. He has keynoted conferences throughout the US and Europe, including EuroMoney’s annual asset management conference, SOCAP2016 opening session and SRI’s most recent gathering, where he was honored as an industry pioneer. Matthew serves as a strategic advisor to several Impact Investing funds, and has been quoted in Barron’s, International Business Daily, Bloomberg Business Week, The Journal of Philanthropy, Forbes, MarketWatch, ImpactAlpha and The New York Times and has been a featured guest on multiple podcasts. He recently shepherded two pieces of legislation through the Idaho Statehouse: the first authorizing Pay For Success Contracting and the second awarding legal status to businesses structured as Benefit Corporations. Prior to co-founding Caprock, Matthew was a partner in The Owyhee Group, a boutique advisory team within Smith Barney. During his thirteen years with the company, he was a member of Citigroup’s elite Leadership Development Program and helped craft the firm’s Private Wealth Management platform. Matthew graduated from Dartmouth College, has competed internationally in five different sports, is a high-altitude climber and skier, and continues to serve as a Director for the Lee Pesky Learning Center, an organization he helped launch over 20 years ago. When not working, Matthew can usually be found outside, running, skiing, mountaineering, cycling… and generally encouraging his daughter to enjoy wilderness with the same irrational exuberance as her father.
This event is part of the CASE Executive Speaker Series, a series of conversations with leaders in the social impact space.
New digital technologies have the potential to revolutionise how governments raise and spend public money. By transforming how governments collect, process and act on information, digitalisation can expand and reshape fiscal policymaking, allowing them to operate better and, in the future, design policy in new and more effective ways.
Yet adopting new technologies also raises risks and challenges. Countries that seek to benefit from the digital revolution need to navigate institutional and capacity constraints. Privacy and cybersecurity concerns also call for greater international cooperation and regulation as information increasingly travels across borders.
The launch of the IMF’s new book on Digital Revolutions in Public Finance offers a timely opportunity to debate these fundamental questions and explore solutions to these challenges. The publication, a collaboration between the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offers the first detailed assessment of the impact of digital technology on fiscal policy.
An excerpt of the IMF’s new book is now available online. Electronic copies of the full publication will be available in early November.
The event is followed by a networking reception.
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WDI welcomes Maria Cavalcanti, president and CEO of Pro Mujer – a nonprofit finance organization that has disbursed more than $3 billion in loans to mainly women-owned enterprises in Latin America – to its Global Impact Speaker Series at the University of Michigan.
Cavalcanti will discuss Pro Mujer’s business model, which is centered on gender equity, and take questions from attendees beginning at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 15 in room 1560 of Blau Hall at the Ross School of Business. The event is free and open to the public.
Pro Mujer was founded by Lynne Patterson and Carmen Velasco in Bolivia in 1990 to use microloans to support women-owned businesses. Today, the organization works with entrepreneurs in that country as well as Argentina, México, Nicaragua and Peru. In 2015 alone, Pro Mujer reported providing $330 million in loans to more than 250,000 clients. Operating mainly in urban areas and regions just outside major cities, Pro Mujer also provides direct and indirect health care services through a series of centers and clinics. Services include non-communicable disease detection, dental care and ultrasound diagnostics.
In early 2016, Cavalcanti was named president and CEO of Pro Mujer. She has ambitious plans to expand the organization.
“As we look ahead, we are focused on amplifying our services and expanding our footprint,” Cavalcanti said in an interview with NextBillion.net, WDI’s affiliated media site focused on business solutions in low- and middle-income economies. “By leveraging partnerships and technology, we are building Pro Mujer as a platform capable of serving millions at a time; a one-stop shop for empowerment for women in the region.”
Cavalcanti holds an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin, a master of science in Information Science from Columbia University in New York, and a bachelor of arts from Universidade Federal do Ceará in Brazil. She is based in New York City, where Pro Mujer is headquartered.