IDRC partners with World Economic Forum to promote inclusive growth

November 16, 2016

IDRC and the World Economic Forum (WEF) are collaborating to develop regional and global platforms whereby the private sector, local governments, the donor community and civil society can work together to foster inclusive growth in developing countries. 

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.

Learn more about WEF, the international organization for public-private cooperation

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