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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

Empowering women entrepreneurs in India: Collaboration with WEConnect International

06/03/2015

IDRC recently announced a CA$560,000 grant to WEConnect International to support its new project, “Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India by Building on Private Sector Initiatives.” The project will leverage the significant investments made by...

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...

Events

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

15/06/2015

The 48th Asian Development Bank 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 engaged...

Highlight: Ensuring food security through cross-border collaboration

28/05/2015

​On May 26, 2015, IDRC held a roundtable on "Food Security for South Asian Regional Stability," in its Asia Regional Office in New Delhi. In attendance were Theressa de Haan, First Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs, High Commission...

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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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