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Labour Market Inequality in Brazil and India: A Comparative Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) Study

Think tanks in Brazil and India are joining forces to examine the factors behind wage inequality in their countries and propose policy options to reduce inequality in labour markets.

While these two economies have succeeded in reducing …

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Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria

Partner: Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies (SCPSS) Duration: July 2012-August 2013 Status: Closing Budget: CAD 441,000   A Syria Transition Roadmap, produced through an IDRC-funded project called Building a Vision for the...


News

Collaboration between researchers, policymakers to strengthen health systems in West Africa

21/03/2014

As part of the West Africa initiative to strengthen capacities through health systems research, researchers and decision-makers are collaborating to address health systems challenges in the region:   In Sierra Leone, researchers at the Northern...

Minister Paradis opens Humanitarian Conference at IDRC

01/11/2013

Canada’s International Development Minister, the Honourable Christian Paradis, was at IDRC head office in Ottawa on October 30 to help launch the first Canadian Humanitarian Conference. In his keynote address, Minister Paradis spoke of Canada’s...

Events

Poverty, Jobs, and Institutions: Canadian Development Economists meet in Montréal

30/05/2013

The Canadian Economics Association (CEA) is holding its 47th Annual Meetings, May 30–June 2, 2013 in Montréal, Canada. Once again, the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG) will host meetings at the CEA forum to discuss new trends...

Highlight: Exchanging ideas on success

18/06/2012

About 175 participants gathered in Cape Town, South Africa for the “Think Tank Initiative Exchange 2012: Facilitating Success,” an event organized by the Think Tank Initiative aimed at generating knowledge, ideas, and action on being successful...

Latest Results

Partner: Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies (SCPSS) Duration: July 2012-August 2013 Status: Closing Budget: CAD 441,000   A Syria Transition Roadmap, produced through an IDRC-funded project called Building a Vision for the...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studiesAging populations may improve the standard of living

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For more than a decade, IDRC’s Governance for Equity in Health Systems program has supported researchers and health reformers in their efforts to strengthen health systems and find health financing solutions that reflect local needs and priorities...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studiesAging populations may improve the standard of living

Latest Results

A new study comparing the garment-export industries in Honduras and Nicaragua challenges the conventional wisdom that competing on the basis of cheap labour is the only option for poor garment-producing countries. Increasing competition among...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in Africa Balancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studiesAging populations may improve the standard of living

Latest Results

In Uganda, statistics show that 20% of the country’s population has some form of physical disability. Despite these numbers, little research has been conducted to provide a window into the lives of people with disabilities. Without formal research...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industry Ugandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studiesAging populations may improve the standard of living

Latest Results

Recent research has shown that worldwide population changes could increase economic growth and promote equity across generations. Researchers have developed a system to quantify economic flows across different age groups. These “National Transfer...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studies Aging populations may improve the standard of living
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