Dr Lisa Kolovich (GS5A)

Dr Kolovich, Gender Summit 5 Africa speaker

Economist, International Monetary Fund (IMF), International.

Gender Budgeting: Measurement and Evaluation
Topic E: Funders affecting change in research strategies and priorities

Lisa Kolovich is an economist at the International Monetary Fund and is currently working on a two-year joint research project funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).  One key area of her research will assess gender budgeting initiatives as a tool for addressing gender inequalities through the government budget and develop a quantitative approach to assessing whether these gender budgeting initiatives have been successful in their immediate objectives to influence fiscal policies, and in their ultimate objectives to eliminate gender disparities and improve economic outcomes. Other work looks at the relationship between output diversification, growth, and gender inequality and shows that increasing the level of female education can strengthen a country’s resilience against shocks and enhance growth potential.  

Before joining the IMF, Dr. Kolovich conducted program evaluations for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Prisoner Reentry Initiative, Limited English Proficient/Hispanic Worker Initiative, and Worker Profiling and Reemployment Services Profiling Models.  She has also been a consultant for the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank.