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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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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...


News

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

Trade economics conference marks 10th anniversary of Asian research network

22/09/2014

The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) is hosting a high-level conference to mark 10 years of contributions to research on trade in the region. The Asia-Pacific Trade Economists' Conference will provide an opportunity for...

Brazil seminar examines how social protection programs affect jobs

10/09/2014

IDRC, the UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), and the Colombian Think Tank Fedesarrollo are hosting a seminar on September 10-11, 2014 in Brasilia to discuss social protection and its linkages to jobs, entrepreneurship...

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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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