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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.
 
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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

Promoting Leadership for Economic Policy in Fragile and Post-Conflict States in Africa

This project provides three-year funding to the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), to strengthen capacity for research and policy analysis in post-conflict and fragile states in Africa.

No guarantees economic growth is …


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: New research in Burma will tackle labour regulations

28/03/2015

IDRC and its research partner, the Myanmar Development Resource Institute-the Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD) announced the launch of a new project in March to support research on reforming labour markets in Burma. This comes...

IDRC sponsors panel on Asian workers at annual meeting of Asian Development Bank

02/05/2015

IDRC and the JustJobs Network are sponsoring a panel discussion on Asian labour standards at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2015 Annual Meeting, being held May 2-5 in Baku, Azerbaijan. More than 3,000 participants from around the world...

 

News

Call for proposals: SCALA Knowledge Observatory in Latin America

02/06/2015

IDRC is joining forces with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank and Citi Foundation in a call for proposals to select an institution that will implement the SCALA Knowledge Observatory. The Observatory will be a...

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...

Latest Results

Having little or no savings can be devastating for poor families, especially in times of crisis. When households are able to set aside some of their income in a formal financial institution, they are less vulnerable to external shocks and can invest...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in AfricaMinimum 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

Latest Results

The impact of demographic change on economic growth in Kenya and South Africa is the focus of two articles published in the 2014 Policy in Focus magazine. The two studies were conducted by the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) network, which IDRC has...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in Peru Harnessing demographic change for economic growth in AfricaMinimum 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

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...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in Africa 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

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...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in AfricaMinimum 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

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...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in AfricaMinimum 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
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