Washington DC (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
PCI (Project Concern International) is convening a Congressional Briefing hosted by Congresswoman Susan Davis, Congressman Scott Peters and Congressman Juan Vargas on Friday, May 9th, titled "Measuring the Hard-to-Measure: Assessing Economic and Social Empowerment of Women - the Implications on Foreign Aid."
The event will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to discuss key challenges and actions required in order to refine and develop the tools necessary for better data collection and analysis in the field of social and behavioral change measurement at the individual and group levels. The briefing will explore best practices for multi-dimensional measurement of programmatic impact across social and economic empowerment interventions.
“Measuring the effectiveness and sustainability of development programing will ultimately yield higher impact programs, multiplying the effect of international development funding,” said Sarah Emerson, Director of PCI’s Women Empowered (WE) Initiative. “This discussion is one that had broad implications for the future of foreign aid.”
Panelists will include Jeni Klugman, Director Gender and Development at The World Bank; Reid Hamel, Associate Director of Design, Monitoring, Evaluation & Research/Department of Hunger and Livelihoods at Save the Children; Jason Wolfe, Senior Household Economic Strengthening Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID; Nisha Singh, Senior Program Director at The SEEP Network; and Janine Schooley, Senior Vice President of Programs at PCI. The event will be moderated by PCI’s Sarah Emerson and will address the topics including the major challenges to measuring social impact and the factors contributing to quality of life and measures of social and behavior change.
The briefing will take place from 10:00 am to 11:15 am at the 2456 Rayburn House Office Building. Doors open at 9:15. To learn more about this event, please contact Ira Hersh at (202) 662-8996 or ihersh(at)pciglobal(dot)org.
PCI (Project Concern International) is an international health, development and humanitarian assistance organization, operating in 15 countries worldwide. Funded by federal grants and private support, PCI is dedicated to saving lives and building healthy communities around the globe, benefiting over 5.8 million people annually in Asia, Africa and the Americas. PCI’s headquarters are located in San Diego, CA and the organization also has an office in Washington, DC and a Seattle, WA representative. PCI’s current annual budget is $49 million and the organization has nearly 600 employees worldwide.