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Davos Annual Meeting 2009 - The Girl Effect on Development

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Uploaded on Jan 31, 2009

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31.01.2009

An educated girl will invest 90% of her future income in her family, yet little more than half a cent of every international development dollar is spent on her.

What needs to be done to realize the potential of the "girl effect" on developing economies worldwide?

Melinda French Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Managing Director, World Bank, Washington DC
Mari Pangestu, Minister of Trade of Indonesia
Mark G. Parker, Chief Executive Officer, Nike, USA; Co-Chair of the Governors Meeting for Consumer Industries 2009
Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), New York; Chair, Global Agenda Council on the Welfare of Children
Muhammad Yunus, Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh

Chaired by
Helene D. Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA, USA

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