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.
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).
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed both the world’s fragility and the interconnectedness between businesses, society, and nature. From October 28 to 30, 2020, the India and Sustainability Standards conference is providing an online forum for a diversity of actors to exchange ideas on how to strengthen commitments to sustainable development.
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?
IDRC will support evaluative and action research evaluative to promote women’s economic empowerment through the reduction and redistribution of unpaid care work in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Senegal.
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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.
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.
Harnessing the potential of Africa’s youth is a priority for governments and donors, but progress has been fragmented and slow. In response to that challenge, a multi-donor research initiative aims to generate new and rigorous evidence on how soft skills development and work-based learning may boost economic opportunities for youth.