Economic growth can reduce poverty. However, growth does not always lead to more and better jobs or increased income. The poor, particularly poor women and youth, do not always share the benefits of growth. Poverty and inequality remain key challenges.
We support policy-oriented research that promotes inclusive growth, enhancing opportunities for all, while reducing inequalities.
We are especially interested in research which aims to:
- facilitate growth with decent jobs
- enhance small and medium sized enterprise development, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
Such research needs to address gender dynamics.
If you are interested in the program, download the program prospectus in English