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The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a center within the Economics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose aim is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based on scientific evidence. J-PAL and its network of affiliated professors around the world runs and promotes the use of randomized evaluations, similar to clinical trials used in medicine, to rigorously test the effectiveness of social programs and policies aimed at reducing poverty.
The Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is an organization devoted to bringing knowledge about gender and security to bear on the quest to end armed conflicts and build sustainable peace. The Boston Consortium is funded by the Ford Foundation. The Consortium has been shaping the agenda in gender and security research since its establishment in 2002. As it approaches its sixth anniversary, the Boston Consortium continues with its traditional agenda and looks forward to exciting new initiatives. The Boston Consortium is made up of scholars and researchers from academic institutions from the Boston area, and linked with researchers internationally.
The Council of Women World Leaders is a network of current and former women prime ministers and presidents established in 1996 by Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President of Iceland (1980-1996) and first woman in the world to be democratically elected president, and Laura Liswood, Secretary General. The Council's mission is to mobilize the highest-level women leaders globally for collective action on issues of critical importance to women. Through its networks, summits and partnerships, the Council promotes good governance and gender equality, and enhances the experience of democracy globally by increasing the number, effectiveness, and visibility of women who lead their countries. Tarja Halonen, President of Finland (2000-present), serves as Chair of the Council. The Council is a policy program of the Aspen Institute.
The Decision Science Laboratory, an advanced research facility created to provide a critical resource to researchers from across Harvard University. Our objective is to create and support a community of scholars working in the many intersecting areas of Decision Science, and in so doing to establish Harvard as a leading institution at the forefront of research and writing in the field.
The National Council for Research on Women is a network of more than 100 leading U.S. research, advocacy, and policy centers with a growing global reach. The Council harnesses the resources of its network to ensure fully informed debate, policies, and practices to build a more inclusive and equitable world for women and girls.
The Program on Negotiation (PON) is a university consortium dedicated to developing the theory and practice of negotiation and dispute resolution. As a community of scholars and practitioners, PON serves a unique role in the world negotiation community. Founded in 1983 as a special research project at Harvard Law School, PON includes faculty, students, and staff from Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University.
The Women's Leadership Board of Harvard Kennedy School is a body of influential leaders that advances issues related to women at the Harvard Kennedy School and throughout the world. With more than 150 individual and corporate members drawn from the most senior levels of government, business, professions, and the non-profit sector from more than 20 countries, the Women's Leadership Board catalyzes, supports and strengthens relevant research by teaching and through outreach within the Harvard Kennedy School and the broader Harvard University.
The purpose of the Women's Network of Harvard is to create meaningful connections among the many departments, initiatives, centers, committees, organizations, and institutes across the University that focus on women's and gender issues, to enable communication and collaboration among these groups, and to serve as both a sounding board and platform for action regarding women's concerns.
The World Economic Forum is an independent, international organization incorporated as a Swiss not-for-profit foundation. We are striving towards a world-class corporate governance system where values are as important a basis as rules. Our motto is ‘entrepreneurship in the global public interest’. We believe that economic progress without social development is not sustainable, while social development without economic progress is not feasible. Our vision for the World Economic Forum is threefold. It aims to be: the foremost organization which builds and energizes leading global communities; the creative force shaping global, regional and industry strategies; the catalyst of choice for its communities when undertaking global initiatives to improve the state of the world.