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Northwestern University—with social impact consulting firm Mission Measurement and international development experts DAI—will evaluate a newly announced Walmart initiative designed to empower 60,000 women working in factories supplying the multinational retail giant and other retailers.

The five-year initiative announced by Walmart earlier this month will target women in India, Bangladesh, China and Central America and, collaborating with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), teach them critical life skills including hygiene, communications, reproductive health and occupational health and safety.

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