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Microwork and Virtual Production Networks in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia

As use of the Internet and mobile technologies in the developing world continues to grow at a high rate, there is potential to provide real income opportunities to poor and unskilled workers. Microwork and new virtual job opportunities in the …

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Ghana taking steps to reduce poverty in response to report on fuel subsidies

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...


News

IDRC awardee receives Sanofi Pasteur Award for Communicable Disease Epidemiology

08/05/2014

Dengue fever, a serious mosquito-borne disease, is sweeping into new parts of the globe. Currently, there is no specific treatments, effective vaccines or vector control mechanisms to prevent the disease’s spread.  University of Manitoba PhD...

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...

Events

Highlight: Preparing African youth for the workforce

22/07/2014

High youth unemployment rates are undermining Africa's efforts to fight poverty and, more fundamentally, promote sustainable development. Against this backdrop, a recent high-level conference looked at the training and job-creation strategies...

IDRC Forum - Opportunity calls: Booming innovation in Africa

11/06/2014

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (Conférence de Montréal) IDRC Forum on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:30 a.m. to noon Fairmont Queen Elizabeth 900 René Lévesque Blvd. W. Montreal, Quebec Opportunity calls: Booming innovation in...

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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...
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 AfricaNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Research explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin America

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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...
Ghana 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 AfricaNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Research explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin America

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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...
Ghana 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 AfricaNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Research explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin America

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Funding for projects focusing on climate change adaptation in Africa is increasing—through public grants, loans from development banks, multilateral and bilateral donors, or the private sector. Despite the availability of funding, there are many...
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 New report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Research explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin America

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IDRC-supported economists Leonardo Gasparini and Guillermo Cruces are investigating Latin American inequality at Universidad Nacional de La Plata's Centre for Distributive, Labor, and Social Studies (CEDLAS). Their research is contributing to the...
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 AfricaNew report focuses on challenges and solutions for funding climate adaptation in Africa Research explores links between social protection and poverty reduction in Latin America
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