Invitation: Using Behavioral Interventions to Spur Revolutions in Preventing Child and Maternal Death: How Rigorous and Evidence-based Evaluation Can Optimize Foreign Aid

Using Behavioral Interventions to Spur Revolutions in Preventing Child and Maternal Death: How Rigorous and Evidence-based Evaluation Can Optimize Foreign Aid

You are invited to attend:

Using Behavioral Interventions to Spur Revolutions in Preventing Child and Maternal Death: How Rigorous and Evidence-based Evaluation Can Optimize Foreign Aid

Wednesday, December 9, 10:30 am–12:30 pm

Ronald Reagan Building, Hemisphere A, Washington, DC

Please RSVP by Monday, December 7.

Behavioral science teaches us that we must understand a community’s cultural, religious, and social beliefs, so we can deliver meaningful, relevant, and respectful messages and interventions. The motivations behind why people do what they do are complicated. Our behaviors reflect our personal experiences, education, and cultural and religious beliefs. Taking these considerations into account can optimize the effectiveness of the aid provided and prevent more child and maternal deaths.

Please join experts from the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, the U.S. General Services Administration, and our partners to announce exciting new efforts to use behavioral interventions to prevent child and maternal deaths and evidence-based evaluations to save lives at the individual, family, and community levels.

Session 1

  • Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps
  • Maya Shankar, Senior Advisor and Chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator​

Session 2: A Moderated Discussion facilitated by Ndimyake Mwakalyelye, Voice of America

  • Katherine Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Global Health, USAID
  • Kelly Bidwell, Office of Evaluation Sciences, General Services Administration
  • Christine Galavotti, Senior Director, Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health, CARE
  • Rick Santos, President and Chief Executive Officer, IMA World Health
  • Eric Ostern, Director, Global Partnerships, Unilever
  • Rachel Leeds, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Benin

Using Behavioral Interventions to Spur Revolutions in Preventing Child and Maternal Death: How Rigorous and Evidence-based Evaluation Can Optimize Foreign Aid

Date 
December 07, 2015
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