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Freedom to Move - Part II: Navigating the Debate on Segregated Transport

Nov 24, 2020 09:00 - 10:00 ET

Freedom to Move - Part II: Navigating the Debate on Segregated Transport

  • Registration Ends: Nov 24, 2020 ET
Does offering segregated transport for women effectively address wider problem of sexual harassment and assault, or does it only reinforce the very norms that underpin the problem? The public sector has a history of these much-debated gender-segregated offerings, such as women-only train carriages, in some areas. More recently, the private sector is looking to the same solution, trying to attract women as drivers and riders, most notably in the emerging ride-hailing industry. Evidence on these solutions is scarce. This webinar will present two recent studies of public and private segregated transport to shed a more nuanced light on the debate.

About the Presenters

Alexa Roscoe

Alexa Roscoe is the Digital Economy Lead at the IFC Gender Secretariat, where she works with the private sector to identify ways that new technologies and business models can increase women's economic opportunities. She holds an M.Sc. in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA from the University of Oxford's Said Business School, where she was a Forte Fellow and the winner of the inaugural Robert's Prize on the Internet of Everything.

Florence Kondylis

Florence Kondylis manages the Economic Transformation & Growth Unit at Development Impact Evaluation department (DIME) at the World Bank, and she sometimes blog at Development Impact. Her main interests are in development, labor, conflict and agricultural economics. She founded and lead the Bank’s impact evaluation program in Agricultural Adaptations, which she runs in close collaboration with researchers and practitioners across a large number of donor institutions, UN agencies, governments, NGOs, and academic institutions. A full program description is here, and recent presentations of the results from this work are here and here. She also co-founded DIME Analytics to help generate and curate more, better data for impact evaluation. The team now maintains a Wiki and shares content on GitHub (i.e., ieToolkit and LaTeX templates). She studied applied math at Paris Dauphine, received a magistère in economics from Paris 1-ENS Ulm-EHESS, a PhD in economics from the University of London, and I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Columbia University. She is currently running experiments in the fields of gender, agriculture, justice, infrastructure and transport, and natural resource management.

Questions Submitted

Mohammad Nadir

- Oct 16, 2020
Good concept......
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