Economics of Tobacco Control Research Initiative announces first funding recipients

October 24, 2018

IDRC and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) are pleased to announce the first set of projects funded under the Economics of Tobacco Control Research Initiative. The partnership is focused on supporting innovative fiscal policy research on tobacco control in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Altogether, seven teams spanning 20 countries worldwide will receive funding to conduct policy-relevant research. Their objective will be to articulate an evidence-based, economic rationale for the prevention of tobacco-related diseases.

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death worldwide, causing more than seven million deaths per year — the vast majority in LMICs. Through the Economics of Tobacco Control Research Initiative, IDRC and CRUK aim to directly address the health and development challenges posed by tobacco use in these countries and promote the value of development research in the prevention of non-communicable disease.

Learn more about each of the projects being funded by the Economics of Tobacco Control Research Initiative:

Learn more about our partner, Cancer Research UK.