University of California at Los Angeles

For Developing Actionable Tools For Expanding Social Protection For Caregiving To Accelerate WEE

Overview
The WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health provides access to global research, data, and maps for sharing ideas and resources on social policies. It uses data to identify effective policies and laws, publish original research, and offer evidence-based policy recommendations. It also works with organizations to translate its global policy data into community and country-level improvements. This grant will support the development of actionable tools to support the social protection needs of caregivers to advance Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). (Strategy: International Women’s Economic Empowerment)
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Office of Contract and Grant Administration 10889 Wilshire Blvd., suite 700, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1406, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for a database and analysis of policies affecting women's economic empowerment  
This grant would support the WORLD Policy Analysis Center to improve the quantity and quality of comparative policy data on laws and policies affecting women’s economic empowerment, equality, and population health. The data, analyses of policies and outcomes, and rich info-graphics will be featured on WORLD’s user-friendly Web platform to engage and inform its users—government leaders, citizens, civil society, and researchers around the world. A unique feature of the site will be links to policies that affect gender, educational equity, income security throughout a person’s life, and work-family issues. WORLD will use policy briefings, international meetings, and workshops to disseminate data, findings, and toolkits.
for research, analysis, and technical assistance to the state-led assessment consortia  
UCLA’s National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing (CRESST) is monitoring the work of the two Common Core assessment consortia, paying particular attention to the way they include deeper learning skills in their test development plans. So far, it has documented substantial progress at both consortia in this regard. At the same time, CRESST’s analysis suggested several challenges they will face in carrying out their plans and identified the need for ongoing technical assistance to solve these problems. With this request, CRESST proposes to continue monitoring the two consortia and to add this technical assistance to its scope of work.

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