Research led by Université Alassane Ouattara reveals how Côte d’Ivoire’s youth have emerged as victims and perpetrators of violent crime, and points to the measures that can offer them a brighter future.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:30
Research in Action
SOCIAL INEQUALITYVIOLENCEPOVERTYGENDER ANALYSISURBAN AREAS
Across the global South, urban violence is an increasing concern. Rapid urbanization, weak city governance, and social inequalities have led to marginalization, concentrating the highest levels of violence in historically-disadvantaged areas within urban centres.
The Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC), an IDRC grantee under the Think Tank Initiative program, reached a major milestone on May 4, 2016, with cabinet approval of their National Fertilizer Policy. The organization was heavily involved in supporting and influencing the entire five-year policy development process, from policy formulation through to cabinet approval.
In an engaging new documentary film, researchers from the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation share their insights of how a public employment program in South Africa is making cities safer and more inclusive.
Results from IDRC-supported research at the Université de Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), show that unregulated population growth — averaging 10 births per woman — combined with a lack of education and economic opportunities for impoverished youth, contribute to the proliferation of youth gangs who terrorize cities like Kinshasa and Mbuji-Mayi.