Jobs, Gender and Poverty - IZA/DFID G²LM|LIC Launch Workshop

Organizers: Oriana Bandiera (Programme Director G2LM|LIC, LSE and IZA), Ahmed Elsayed (IZA)
Location:LSE Clement House, 99-101 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4JF, UK; Room: Hong Kong Theatre
Date:June 19, 2019 - June 19, 2019

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


The Gender, Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (G²LM|LIC) programme is sponsored by DFID and managed by IZA. It has a budget of more than £10 million over 5 years to fund innovative research proposals on the link between jobs and poverty, gender-specific barriers and the growth implications of improving the allocation of talent in low-income settings.

The programme marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation, which started as the Growth and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries (GLM|LIC) programme in 2011. Directed by David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA), the first project phase funded 43 research projects, selected in a competitive process from over 230 research proposals. The output from the projects, including published articles in highly ranked economic journals as well as policy briefs, is accessible online.

A particular focus of the new funding period will be on enhancing equality of opportunity for women in the labour market. The G²LM|LIC programme, directed by Oriana Bandiera (London School of Economics and IZA), will have three Open Calls, the first one in July 2019, to attract excellence in labour economics and encourage innovative proposals. National and international debates and engagements with policy makers will be annually organised, and trainings and peer events will continue to build the capacity of researchers in this field.

The G²LM|LIC programme is officially launched at the inaugural workshop, see schedule below.

If you would like to attend the workshop, please use our registration form.


Wednesday, June 19:

13:00 - 13:15   Welcome
Oriana Bandiera
(Programme Director G2LM|LIC, LSE and IZA)
Hilmar Schneider
(CEO of IZA)
Diana Dalton
(Deputy Director of Research of DFID)
13:15 - 14:30   Evidence Session 1
presentations: 30 min / general discussion: 15 min
    Camille Landais (London School of Economics and IZA)
  "Children and the Persistence of Gender Inequality"
    Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago )
  "Norms, Institutions and the Barriers to Gender Parity"
14:30 - 15:45   Evidence Session 2
presentations: 30 min / general discussion: 15 min
    Imran Rasul (University College London and IZA)
  "Human Capital, Children and Labor Market Policies"
    Michèle Tertilt (University of Mannheim and IZA)
  "Is Women’s Empowerment Good for Development?"
15:45 - 16:15   Tea and Coffee Break
16:15 - 18:00   Panel Discussion
  Chair: Rachel Glennerster (Chief Economist at DFID)
    "From Research to Policy and Back"
Nava Ashraf
(London School of Economics)
Robin Burgess
(London School of Economics)
    "Questions for Future Research"
Marianne Bertrand
(University of Chicago and IZA) Video Link
Christopher A. Pissarides
(London School of Economics and IZA)