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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 global study points to higher returns for lower fertility

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...


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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...

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...

Events

Side event to La Francophonie to focus on taxation, informal economy in developing countries

24/11/2014

The International Foundation of Francophone Accountants (FIDEF) is organizing a side event prior to the 15th Summit of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to be held November 29-30, 2014 in Dakar, Senegal.   Foundation members...

Highlight: Colloquium on effective tools to increase savings in Latin America

03/11/2014

Promoting savings among low-income populations in Latin America and the Caribbean has become increasingly important. Encouraging the practice of saving can increase financial inclusion and reduce poverty. However, there is still limited knowledge...

Latest Results

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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthGhana 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

Latest Results

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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthGhana 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

Latest Results

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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth 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

Latest Results

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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthGhana 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 Africa

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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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthGhana 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 Africa
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