With growing inequalities, persistent gender gaps, and mounting pressures to boost economic opportunities for young people, developing countries are searching for practical guidance on sustainable solutions. However, few concrete practices have emerged to channel growth into improved living standards.
In this exciting new partnership with WEF, IDRC aims to map successful and unsuccessful corporate and public-private practices to determine effective approaches to tackle these challenges and the pitfalls to avoid.
In the first step of this process, WEF has launched a call for case studies to locate public and private practices that are:
- Novel, innovative, or future-oriented
- Expected to have, or have had, system-wide impact on both business and society
- Win-win: promote both productivity and inclusiveness/development
- Scalable and potentially replicable in other countries
- Benefitting from a strong multi-stakeholder component
Submissions are due by January 30, 2017, 23:59 Central European Time. Prizes will be announced in April 2017. Among other forms of recognition, winning proposals will be featured on the Inclusive Growth and Development Platform, an interactive digital community launching in spring 2017.
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