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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

Can Small and Medium Enterprises Participate in Greener Production?

The shift toward a green economy in Latin America and the Caribbean poses key challenges for small- and medium-sized firms, which make up 98% of all businesses and employ more than 65% of the region's workforce. This project will examine policy …


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

Highlight: Colloquium on effective tools to increase savings in Latin America

03/11/2014

Promoting savings among low-income populations in Latin America and the Caribbean has become increasingly important. Encouraging the practice of saving can increase financial inclusion and reduce poverty. However, there is still limited knowledge...

Highlight: Youth summit in Senegal on unemployment and insecurity

15/10/2014

An international forum for Francophone youth was held in Dakar, Senegal in mid-October, ahead of the 15th Sommet de la Francophonie  to be held November 29-30, 2014. Some 250 youth debated their own futures during the two-day event organized by...

 

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

While low fertility and aging can challenge government social safety nets, a new global study published in Science suggests that modest population declines can improve standards of living.In many countries, couples are having fewer babies – or none...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthGhana 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

Latest Results

There is an urgent need for solid research and policy guidance to tackle youth employment challenges in Latin America.In the region almost 9 million youth are unemployed. Regionally, for every three young workers, two are employed in precarious...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthGhana 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

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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth 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

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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthGhana 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 Africa

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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthGhana 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 Africa
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