Boston University

For Support Of The Program On Women's Empowerment Research

Overview
This grant to Boston University’s Program on Women’s Empowerment Research will support a portfolio of studies in Malawi that examines the causes and consequences of women’s empowerment policies and programs on the well-being of women, their families, and communities. This body of research builds on existing field studies and ongoing engagement with policymakers and advocates to facilitate the use of evidence on the links between women’s productive and reproductive lives.
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Global China Initiative’s Data Analysis for Transparency and Accountability  
The mission of the Global China Initiative at Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center is to conduct policy-oriented research that reveals pathways for the Belt and Road Initiative to foster a more stable, socially inclusive, and environmentally sustainable world economy. Data Analysis for Transparency and Accountability provides a valuable public good, inside and outside of China. (Substrategy: China National Policy)
for Institute for Sustainable Energy's decarbonization pathways and utility of the future research  
This grant is for Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, a university-wide research and engagement institute founded in early 2016. The Institute has four main areas of work. First is decarbonization Technologies, Pathways, and Policies, with a strong initial focus on electrification and transportation. The second area is Transformation of the Electric Power Industry, which focuses on the business models, operational practices, and infrastructure necessary to fully decarbonize the power sector. Third, Cities as a Nexus for Decarbonization Action; and finally, Water Sustainability and the Energy-Water Nexus.
for support of research on women's empowerment  
This grant will support a program of research at Boston University that examines the causes and consequences of women’s empowerment policies and programs on the well-being of women, their families, and communities. These funds will extend existing studies in urban Malawi and rural India that test how interventions that aim to address the social and economic barriers to accessing contraceptives affect women’s contraceptive knowledge, family planning choices, educational attainment, and well-being.

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