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Supporting Healthier Food Policies in Southeast Asia

Nearly one-quarter of the world's non-communicable disease deaths take place in Southeast Asia. This project will seek to address the problem through research on how policies can shape healthy food environments.

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Training young rural women to find urban jobs in Bangladesh

​Youth are central to Bangladesh’s shift from a rural to urban economy. The country’s booming garment industry has created urban employment for large numbers of rural youth, especially young women. But not everyone has equal access to these jobs...


News

Successful grantees to promote trade in specialty textiles produced in least developed countries

05/04/2016

​In February 2016, IDRC and the Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFO Canada) launched a call for proposals on market entry studies pertaining to “Promoting Specialty Textile and Fabrics in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).” The small research...

Supporting leadership for economic policy-making

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...

Events

Brexit, Migrations, Security: the European Union at a Crossroads

21/04/2016

Benedetto Della VedovaVeteran Italian politician, Undersecretary of State at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and former member of the European Parliament Co-hosted by the International Development Research...

Official launch and inaugural conference of the West African Think Tank Network

26/02/2016

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA, Ghana) will host a two-day inaugural conference of the West African Think Tank Network (WATTNet). The meeting will be held in Accra, Ghana on March 1-2, 2016 under the theme ‘Transforming West Africa for...

Latest Results

​Youth are central to Bangladesh’s shift from a rural to urban economy. The country’s booming garment industry has created urban employment for large numbers of rural youth, especially young women. But not everyone has equal access to these jobs...
Training young rural women to find urban jobs in Bangladesh Six months into Myanmar’s minimum wage: Reflecting on progress​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youthNew evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence Matters

Latest Results

​Six months ago, the Government of Myanmar established a national minimum wage, expecting that it would stimulate investment in the garment industry. The new wage, 3,600 Kyat (3 US$) a day, is as much as 4.5 times more than unskilled entry-level...
Training young rural women to find urban jobs in Bangladesh Six months into Myanmar’s minimum wage: Reflecting on progress​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youthNew evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence Matters

Latest Results

Despite their country’s successes in poverty reduction and job creation, Rwandan youth face serious challenges when looking for work. IDRC and the MasterCard Foundation have invested in research to understand these challenges and identify measures...
Training young rural women to find urban jobs in Bangladesh Six months into Myanmar’s minimum wage: Reflecting on progress ​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youthNew evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence Matters

Latest Results

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...
Training young rural women to find urban jobs in Bangladesh Six months into Myanmar’s minimum wage: Reflecting on progress​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youth New evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence Matters

Latest Results

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...
Training young rural women to find urban jobs in Bangladesh Six months into Myanmar’s minimum wage: Reflecting on progress​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youthNew evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia Employing Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence Matters
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