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One hundred new women PhDs in economics for Francophone Africa by 2025

Focusing on reducing the gender gap, the project aims to strengthen analytical capacities in economics in Francophone Africa.

In its 25 years of existence, the Interuniversity Postgraduate Program in Economics (PTCI - Economics) has trained more than 2,397 master’s level students and 203 doctorate/PhDs in economics, about 17% of them women. Despite these achievements, there is a low representation of women economists in general and among PTCI graduates in particular. With the support of IDRC, PTCI will respond to this by sponsoring 100 women to get their PhDs in economics by 2025. In addition to increasing the supply of qualified personnel in higher education and economics research in Francophone Africa, this will contribute to a gender rebalancing in the profession.

Project ID
109122
Project Status
Active
Duration
48 months
IDRC Officer
Flaubert Mbiekop
Total Funding
CA$ 1,957,500.00
Location
Benin
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
North of Sahara
Chad
Comoros
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Guinea
Ivory Coast
Madagascar
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Rwanda
Senegal
Togo
Programs
Sustainable Inclusive Economies
Employment and Growth
Institution Country
Burkina Faso
Project Leader
Institution
Conférence des institutions d'enseignement et de recherche économiques et de gestion en Afrique