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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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Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in Peru

Having little or no savings can be devastating for poor families, especially in times of crisis. When households are able to set aside some of their income in a formal financial institution, they are less vulnerable to external shocks and can invest...


News

Canadian Ambassador urges transparency for entrepreneurs in Vietnam

10/07/2015

The entrepreneurial environment is changing in Vietnam. According to a new Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report, more ​Vietnamese adults are looking to become entrepreneurs and those already running a business are receiving more respect from...

Highlight: Finding the key to unlock Africa’s growth and reduce poverty

14/07/2015

When a developing country gets richer, the people living there should too. But economic growth does not always translate into more jobs and income for the poor. In fact, many developing countries are growing in a way that leaves their most...

Events

Higher wages and competitiveness: Policy workshop with G20 ministers

12/08/2015

The overall poor performance of wages poses a serious threat to the health of societies and economies. The same is true of the global decline of labour’s share of income – that is, income represented by wages, salaries, and benefits. Policymakers...

Highlight: From factory floor to the middle class: Does labour-intensive manufacturing promote economic mobility?

15/06/2015

The 48th Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting was held in Azerbaijan, May 2-5, 2015. IDRC sponsored a seminar on incentivizing employment-intensive manufacturing policies as a strategy for growth and job creation in South Asia. The seminar...

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Having little or no savings can be devastating for poor families, especially in times of crisis. When households are able to set aside some of their income in a formal financial institution, they are less vulnerable to external shocks and can invest...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink 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

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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...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in Peru 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

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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...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink 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

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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...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink 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

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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...
Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink 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
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