IDRC at New York summit for shared prosperity for all

September 14, 2017
Vanessa, a worker from SOCOMEP, performs on-site monitoring and reporting on loading and unloading operations to cargo vessels.

Ryan Brown / UN Women

IDRC-supported research is contributing to discussions at the Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York on September 18 and 19, 2017.

The World Economic Forum is convening government officials, business and civil society leaders, and scholars to develop the efforts needed to advance lasting and shared prosperity for all.

Since 2016, the Forum has been leading an IDRC-supported project that will inform discussions on inclusive growth, an important event theme. This IDRC-WEF collaboration aims to provide concrete examples of innovative public-private-civil society partnerships that foster inclusive growth, including those that address gender gaps. Approximately 40 practices offering the potential for scaling up, replication, or adaptation have been selected thus far by an international panel of judges from more than 250 proposals.

Included in the selection are practices from IDRC-supported research partners:

  • Fundación Capital’s Sowing opportunities and growing possibilities for the poorest in Paraguay: Linking the graduation approach with public and private sectors
  • Public Affairs Centre’s Improving consumer voices and accountability in Swachh Bharat Mission, Gramin (Clean India Mission–Rural)
  • India Network for Basic Income’s Basic income pilot in Madhya Pradesh

Many proposal authors will attend the global summit to discuss their winning practices with leaders from all sectors. The panel “Accelerating inclusive growth and development” (September 19 at 1:30 p.m.) will explore how to shape and apply inclusive growth models in national and regional contexts.

As part of its collaboration with IDRC, WEF is building a platform showcasing the proven practices that offer win-win solutions: enhanced productivity and the inclusion of vulnerable populations who are often left out of economic development. WEF plans to launch the interactive online platform in early 2018, as part of a compendium of inclusive growth practices to guide policy actors.

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