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Comparison of Fiscal and Regulatory Policies to Prevent Non-Communicable Diseases in India

India is facing a rising burden of cardiovascular disease and obesity-related diabetes due to increasingly unhealthy diets and tobacco use.

Educational initiatives to reduce the consumption of "'risky commodities"' such as foods high …

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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...


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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...

New Delhi-based research network issues call for papers on labour markets and employment in South Asia

09/08/2013

IDRC-funded South Asia Research Network: Employment and Social Protection for Inclusive Growth (SARNET) is issuing its first competitive call for papers on "Labour Markets, Employment, and Inclusive Growth in South Asia." Young scholars...

Events

Putting youth to work in sub-Saharan Africa – experts chart policy options

27/03/2014

More than 100 experts, including policymakers, researchers, government officials, representatives from international and non-governmental organizations from around the world, gathered in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss policy options to tackle youth...

Highlight: Tracking China and India's emerging aid policies

07/12/2013

India and China are emerging as major sources of funding through overseas philanthropy, private investment, and government aid. The engagement of these and other emerging economies is transforming the landscape of international giving.This trend and...

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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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