As developing countries plan for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic they need to invest in building climate-resilient and low-carbon economies. IDRC is launching a call for expressions of interest for research to help promote gender equality through new economic opportunities and green jobs.
Six research projects aim to rebuild post-COVID-19 socio-economic systems in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal in a way that allows women to contribute fully. The projects accomplish this by reducing the burden of unpaid domestic work.
Over 50 years, we have learned the critical role that research, knowledge, and innovation play in building stronger economies and societies in the developing world. Today, the disastrous impacts of climate change and persistent inequalities, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, are undermining global progress.
Glasswing International, an IDRC research partner, is being recognized for its afterschool education and health programs that empower youth and communities. They are one of five organizations to win the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, which recognizes innovations with proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems and show promise for large-scale change.
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?
Five decades ago, the parliamentary bill to establish IDRC was unanimously supported by all parties, and on May 13, the IDRC Act received royal assent in Parliament. From the beginning, IDRC pledged to work in collaboration with researchers in developing countries to find sustainable solutions for pressing challenges.
IDRC joins the global youth-development community to contribute new evidence on youth employment and livelihoods, to share knowledge, and to advocate for evidence-informed policymaking and programming.