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:
- Strengthening the evidence for advancing tobacco control policy in Mexico, Colombia, and India
- Tobacco tax reforms to promote economic development in West Africa
- Fostering effective tobacco control policy implementation in Nigeria
- Gathering new evidence on the economics of waterpipe tobacco smoking in the eastern Mediterranean
- Making tobacco taxation work in Vietnam
- Measuring tobacco-attributable costs and illicit trade effects for optimal tobacco tax scenarios in eight Latin America countries
- Improving the implementation of tobacco taxation in Southeast Asia
Learn more about our partner, Cancer Research UK.