The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting societies and economies at their core. In the Global South, the pandemic has already increased poverty and inequalities, creating an urgency to redouble efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Which programs are most effective for protecting informal workers in Latin America from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic? Which stimulus packages will help African countries build back more inclusive and greener economies? Which interventions will ensure the safety of Rohingya refugees and nearby communities in Bangladesh during and after the pandemic?
The Knowledge and Innovation Exchange, a partnership between IDRC and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), launched the third of four regional competitive calls to generate and mobilize innovative knowledge for education challenges shared across GPE member countries.
The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) will award CA$3.5 million to a project that seeks to scale up educational innovations in developing country contexts by building knowledge and capacity.
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The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to three development economists — Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer — who pioneered the use of an experiment-based approach.