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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

Courts, Networks, and Start-Ups: Institutions Matter for South Asian Small Enterprises

This project will examine the economic consequences of courts on businesses in South Asia. Specifically, it will analyze how courts and other institutional barriers prevent new small and medium entrepreneurs from entering the market and creating …


Featured Publication

Top stories of 2014 on IDRC.ca

Top stories of 2014 on IDRC.ca

      From increasing access to nutritious food to boosting women’s opportunities to lead safe and healthy lives, the most popular content featured on our homepage in 2014 showcases IDRC-funded research that has made a difference across the...

Events

Highlight: Youth (Un)Employment: Global problems meet local solutions

23/10/2014

​IDRC and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) partnered to spark discussion on global youth unemployment at a panel hosted by the University of Ottawa in October. The panellists shed some light on the dynamics of youth employment in Canada and in the...

Side event to La Francophonie to focus on taxation, informal economy in developing countries

24/11/2014

The International Foundation of Francophone Accountants (FIDEF) is organizing a side event prior to the 15th Summit of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to be held November 29-30, 2014 in Dakar, Senegal.   Foundation members...

 

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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