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Supporting Inclusive Growth
Promoting inclusive growth
Economic growth can reduce poverty. However, growth does not always lead to more and better jobs or increased income. The poor, particularly poor women and youth, do not always share the benefits of growth.  

We support policy-oriented research that promotes inclusive growth, enhancing opportunities for all, while reducing inequalities. We are especially interested in research which aims to facilitate growth with decent jobs, and enhance small and medium sized enterprise development, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
 
If you are interested in the program, download the program prospectus in English, French or Spanish.
 
Our funding partnership
 
Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)
Jointly funded by IDRC, the UK’s Department for International Development, and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, GrOW supports research aimed at generating new evidence on women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, and economic growth in low-income countries.

 

Latest Project

Sustainable Public Procurement: A Tool for Greening the Economy

The human ecological footprint exceeds what the planet can sustain and reproduce, so there is a need to find solutions and opportunities. This research project will focus on positioning public procurement as a policy approach to support green growth …


Featured Publication

Opportunity calls: Booming growth and innovation in Africa

Opportunity calls: Booming growth and innovation in Africa

Africa is the next frontier for trade. Surprised? With weak economic outlooks in industrialized economies, global growth depends on trade with developing countries. After East Asia, Africa has the world’s fastest-growing economy. Over the past...

Events

Trade economics conference marks 10th anniversary of Asian research network

22/09/2014

The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) is hosting a high-level conference to mark 10 years of contributions to research on trade in the region. The Asia-Pacific Trade Economists' Conference will provide an opportunity for...

Brazil seminar examines how social protection programs affect jobs

10/09/2014

IDRC, the UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), and the Colombian Think Tank Fedesarrollo are hosting a seminar on September 10-11, 2014 in Brasilia to discuss social protection and its linkages to jobs, entrepreneurship...

 

News

IDRC announces the 2015 Research Awards

06/06/2014

IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. We offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills and gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues...

Aid, trade, and development: The importance of local knowledge

26/08/2013

The Team Leader for IDRC’s Supporting Inclusive Growth program, Arjan De Haan, participated in a ‘live chat’ with The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network on August 21, 2013. The discussion debated whether trade and aid for trade can...

Latest Results

Can social protection through cash transfers help Ghana address the widening gap between rich and poor that its fuel subsidies have helped create?  A recent study on fuel subsidies in Ghana has confirmed that government aid has disproportionately...
Ghana taking steps to reduce poverty in response to report on fuel subsidiesIndia Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalizationEntrepreneurship driving change and growth in sub-Saharan AfricaResearch explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin AmericaInfluencing parliamentary debate on labour policy in Uruguay

Latest Results

India's rapid economic growth has reduced extreme poverty among Indians. Between 1983 and 2012, average real wages grew more than 3% annually. However, for the almost 460 million working-age Indians — who are poised to become the world’s largest...
Ghana taking steps to reduce poverty in response to report on fuel subsidies India Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalizationEntrepreneurship driving change and growth in sub-Saharan AfricaResearch explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin AmericaInfluencing parliamentary debate on labour policy in Uruguay

Latest Results

The 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) sub-Saharan Africa Report — the first to examine entrepreneurial dynamics in the region — was launched in Lusaka, Zambia, on November 19, 2013.   The report draws on data collected during a three-year...
Ghana taking steps to reduce poverty in response to report on fuel subsidiesIndia Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalization Entrepreneurship driving change and growth in sub-Saharan AfricaResearch explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin AmericaInfluencing parliamentary debate on labour policy in Uruguay

Latest Results

IDRC-supported economists Leonardo Gasparini and Guillermo Cruces are investigating Latin American inequality at Universidad Nacional de La Plata's Centre for Distributive, Labor, and Social Studies (CEDLAS). Their research is contributing to the...
Ghana taking steps to reduce poverty in response to report on fuel subsidiesIndia Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalizationEntrepreneurship driving change and growth in sub-Saharan Africa Research explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin AmericaInfluencing parliamentary debate on labour policy in Uruguay

Latest Results

The IDRC-supported “Labour markets for inclusive growth” project, coordinated by the Centre for Distributive Labor and Social Studies (CEDLAS) at Universidad Nacional de La Plata in Argentina, is generating rigorous and policy-relevant evidence on...
Ghana taking steps to reduce poverty in response to report on fuel subsidiesIndia Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalizationEntrepreneurship driving change and growth in sub-Saharan AfricaResearch explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin America Influencing parliamentary debate on labour policy in Uruguay
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