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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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New evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia

Entrepreneurship has been a major driver of growth and job creation in Southeast Asia. But, until now, little empirical research had been carried out on entrepreneurial activity in the region. A new report — the ASEAN Regional Entrepreneurship...


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Supporting leadership for economic policymaking

25/01/2016

On January 25, Université Laval launched a new Chair on Education Leadership in Development Economics. This Chair will create new opportunities for distance learning, formal training, and graduate diplomas for researchers in the developing world. It...

Boosting women's economic and social participation in the Middle East

26/10/2015

Women’s participation in society, the economy, and politics in the Arab World was the focus of a conference hosted in collaboration with IDRC in Cairo, Egypt, October 24-25, 2015. The event, organized by longtime IDRC grantee, the Economic...

Events

IDRC grantee wins Malaysia's Entrepreneurial University Award of the Year

24/11/2015

IDRC grantee Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) has won Malaysia's Entrepreneurial University Award of the Year (Private University). The award was presented at the Ministry of Higher Education's 2015 Entrepreneurial Awards, held November 4 in...

Canada's High Commissioner to India gives Canadian perspective at forum for women entrepreneurs

18/11/2015

​H.E. Nadir Patel, High Commissioner for Canada to India, flagged Canada's commitment to gender equality as he welcomed participants to the Think Big: Women in Business forum, the annual conference of WEConnect International held in New Delhi on...

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Entrepreneurship has been a major driver of growth and job creation in Southeast Asia. But, until now, little empirical research had been carried out on entrepreneurial activity in the region. A new report — the ASEAN Regional Entrepreneurship...
New evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence MattersTurning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesNew minimum wage policy in Burma follows a regional trend in labour reform Vietnam seeks optimal size for emerging businesses

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Creating more and better jobs is a pressing challenge in Africa, and indeed the world over. This is particularly the case when it comes to young people, who face significantly higher rates of unemployment — often two to three times higher than those...
New evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia Employing Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence MattersTurning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesNew minimum wage policy in Burma follows a regional trend in labour reform Vietnam seeks optimal size for emerging businesses

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​In Egypt, palm trees are found in abundance and in various species. Farmers use them as shade on a hot summer day or harvest their sweet date fruits. Bedouin women weave handmade baskets, hats, and lamps using dried palm leaves. The potential uses...
New evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence Matters Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesNew minimum wage policy in Burma follows a regional trend in labour reform Vietnam seeks optimal size for emerging businesses

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​In the last decade, increases in the minimum wage have marked the Asian labour market. While China and Vietnam have increased their minimum wages over the past 10 years, Bangladesh and Cambodia adopted a minimum wage in the past 2 years, as a...
New evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence MattersTurning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communities New minimum wage policy in Burma follows a regional trend in labour reform Vietnam seeks optimal size for emerging businesses

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Vietnam’s impressive growth since the 1990s has propelled the country to middle-income status and attracted increased attention from foreign investors. However, this growth has not been without its challenges. Most of Vietnam’s enterprises remain...
New evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence MattersTurning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesNew minimum wage policy in Burma follows a regional trend in labour reform Vietnam seeks optimal size for emerging businesses
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