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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.

 


Featured Publication

Building new foundations for Arab youth

Building new foundations for Arab youth

​The uprisings that swept parts of the Middle East and North Africa were fuelled in part by youth frustration: the region has the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. With economic crisis accompanying the instability, there is tremendous...

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

Empowering women entrepreneurs in India: Collaboration with WEConnect International

06/03/2015

IDRC recently announced a CA$560,000 grant to WEConnect International to support its new project, “Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India by Building on Private Sector Initiatives.” The project will leverage the significant investments made by...

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...

Latest Results

For most countries, raising the minimum wage has long been considered a way to protect poor workers and their families. In fact, this active labour market intervention is a common social protection policy in many Latin American countries. But how...
Minimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew 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

Latest Results

As its economic growth rate slows, China also faces a widening rural-urban divide and increasing income inequality. To confront these challenges and prepare for the next planning cycle, China’s top economic planning agency invited the Asian...
Minimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew 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

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...
Minimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare China’s next economic plan focuses on people 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

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...
Minimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew 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

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...
Minimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew 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 subsidies
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