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IDRC Bulletin — August 2015

In this issue, IDRC marks International Youth Day on August 12 with a focus on innovative research that fosters economic opportunities for young people and provides insights into how to include youth in growth strategies.  Featured this month ...

Better jobs for Asia

From East to West, Asian economies are rapidly transforming, creating jobs for a growing population of young workers. But can working conditions keep pace? IDRC-supported research is building an evidence base that shows creating better job...

Promoting leaders in labour research

Despite the importance of labour for the region, Asia has a shortage of specialists in labour research and analysis. To address this gap, IDRC supports training, networking, and publication to advance a research agenda that will stimulate better...

Creating better jobs in ASEAN countries

ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) includes some of today’s most dynamic economies. With the exception of Thailand, all are overcoming legacies of authoritarian rule. Since the 1990s, foreign investment and a vast pool of workers...

Strengthening frameworks for fair employment

​Asia’s rapid economic growth has ignited concerns over labour rights and working conditions. Over recent decades, China has sustained impressive growth, but wage inequalities have widened significantly. Policies to establish minimum wages were...

Counting women into the workforce

Women play an increasingly important role in Asian economies. Yet most work in the informal sector, where wages are low and there are few social protections.Many programs are targeting women’s perceived skills gaps, to better equip them for the...

LINKING UNIVERSITIES AND MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES
South African Case Studies of Innovation Focused on Livelihoods in Informal Settings

​South African universities are mandated to promote scholarship that is socially and economically responsive to local contexts. The contribution of universities to innovation is a key driver of economic and social development, but should be more...

Research uncovers what citizens' think about the security sector in the Arab World

​Researchers are exploring local perceptions of the security sectors in Tunisia, Iraq, Yemen, and the West Bank and Gaza. Carried out with the aid of an IDRC grant, data from public opinion surveys taken in 2014 has led to the development of a...

Social exclusion and "violences" in Central American cities

​Why do cities with similar conditions of social exclusion experience different levels of violence? Researchers from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Costa Rica and El Salvador are sharing their answers to this question and...

Infographic offers advice to policymakers for reducing crime and violence

​Why do cities with similar conditions of social exclusion experience different levels of violence? IDRC-supported researchers in Costa Rica and El Salvador are sharing their answers to this question and what it means for reducing crime and...

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LINKING UNIVERSITIES AND MARGINALISED COMMUNITIES
South African Case Studies of Innovation Focused on Livelihoods in Informal Settings

​South African universities are mandated to promote scholarship that is socially and economically responsive to local contexts. The contribution of universities to innovation is a key driver of economic and social development, but should be more...

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