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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 …

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Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian response

From refugee camps in Jordan and Sudan, to natural disasters in Haiti and Pakistan, to famines from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, conflicts and natural disasters occurring in the last several decades have pushed the global humanitarian system to...


News

IDRC in the News – April 2014

07/04/2014

Multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change IDRC and the UK's Department for International Development announced four multi-partner initiatives to tackle climate change in Africa and Asia. IDRC President Jean Lebel says the research under...

Expanding mathematics training in Africa

10/03/2014

​Cameroon took a huge leap forward in mathematical and scientific research last week when it launched an intensive postgraduate program for the continent’s top students. The program is part of the growing African Institute for Mathematical Sciences...

Events

Highlight: Tracking China and India's emerging aid policies

07/12/2013

India and China are emerging as major sources of funding through overseas philanthropy, private investment, and government aid. The engagement of these and other emerging economies is transforming the landscape of international giving.This trend and...

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...

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From refugee camps in Jordan and Sudan, to natural disasters in Haiti and Pakistan, to famines from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, conflicts and natural disasters occurring in the last several decades have pushed the global humanitarian system to...
Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock researchImproving women's participation in livestock markets

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Livestock ownership plays a vital role in ensuring that households have a more diversified, higher-protein diet. But research has shown that the extent to which livestock contributes to food security depends on household dynamics — whether women own...
Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian response Examining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock researchImproving women's participation in livestock markets

Latest Results

Women's participation in livestock markets can help improve their welfare and that of their families. Understanding how and why women participate can help identify ways of increasing their participation and the benefits. Research on this issue...
Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food security Participating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock researchImproving women's participation in livestock markets

Latest Results

While women make up more than 40% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, they control less land than men and are less likely to use purchased inputs such as fertilizers. They also participate less in agricultural markets as a...
Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfare Mainstreaming gender issues in livestock researchImproving women's participation in livestock markets

Latest Results

When they manage their incomes, women can increase their bargaining power, reduce domestic violence, and improve the nutritional status of their children. But it is often difficult for women to participate in markets because of limited mobility, the...
Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock research Improving women's participation in livestock markets
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