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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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Think Tank converts knowledge into change in Ghana

In February 2015, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in Ghana hosted a succession of briefings on gains made in promoting transparency and accountability, factors affecting economic growth, and the public’s perception of socio-economic and...


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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...

Highlight: Opportunity calls – Booming innovation in Africa

14/08/2014

On June 11, 2014, during the Conference of Montréal, IDRC organized a panel discussion with three African experts on science and innovation, and IDRC’s President, Jean Lebel, and Naser Faruqui, Director of the Science and Innovation program.Johann...

Events

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...

Highlight: IDRC hosts WEConnect CEO for panel on empowering women entrepreneurs

24/03/2015

Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO of WEConnect International, was welcomed as the lead speaker on a panel on empowering women entrepreneurs at IDRC in Ottawa on March 24, 2015. Vazquez is a world leader in global supplier diversity and co-founder of WEConnect...

Latest Results

In February 2015, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in Ghana hosted a succession of briefings on gains made in promoting transparency and accountability, factors affecting economic growth, and the public’s perception of socio-economic and...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in AfricaChina’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth

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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...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in Ghana Harnessing demographic change for economic growth in AfricaChina’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth

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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...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in Africa China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth

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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...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in AfricaChina’s next economic plan focuses on people New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth

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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...
Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in AfricaChina’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth
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