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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

Labour Market Inequality in Brazil and India: A Comparative Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) Study

Think tanks in Brazil and India are joining forces to examine the factors behind wage inequality in their countries and propose policy options to reduce inequality in labour markets.

While these two economies have succeeded in reducing …


Featured Publication

Africans want to do business

Africans want to do business

Sub-Saharan Africa is the most dynamic region in the world when it comes to entrepreneurship. As many as 84% of Ghanaians see a career in business as a good choice, a view that is shared by 76% of sub-Saharan Africans overall. In Uganda, more than...

Events

Putting youth to work in sub-Saharan Africa – experts chart policy options

27/03/2014

More than 100 experts, including policymakers, researchers, government officials, representatives from international and non-governmental organizations from around the world, gathered in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss policy options to tackle youth...

Putting youth to work in sub-Saharan Africa

28/01/2014

Although many of the world’s fastest growing economies are in sub-Saharan Africa, joblessness persists in the region. Past and current initiatives to promote youth entrepreneurship are not having the desired results. There is also limited knowledge...

 

News

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...

New Delhi-based research network issues call for papers on labour markets and employment in South Asia

09/08/2013

IDRC-funded South Asia Research Network: Employment and Social Protection for Inclusive Growth (SARNET) is issuing its first competitive call for papers on "Labour Markets, Employment, and Inclusive Growth in South Asia." Young scholars...

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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