This project aims to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national economies and determine the effectiveness of current and potential policy responses in 11 developing countries around the world.
This project is part of an initiative that will provide evidence and strengthen capacity for bridging the knowledge gap in responding to the growing COVID-19 health crisis both in the short term and in the longer term.
Modern concepts that govern many of the accepted research ethics practices and principles in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are based on western value systems that do not speak to the region’s diverse local and cultural contexts and realities.
This project seeks to establish a “Women in Trade” (WIT) knowledge platform that will help women-led businesses improve their access to Canadian and international markets, thereby boosting inclusive and sustainable growth.
This project, implemented in collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, seeks to advance knowledge on the design and effectiveness of policies and interventions aiming to spur youth entrepreneurship and decent employment.
Improving employment opportunities for young people with disabilities has been identified as an important policy goal around the world, as evidenced by the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that was signed by 160 nations, including Lebanon.
The Economic Research Forum (ERF), a longstanding IDRC partner based in Cairo, is a prominent regional network of Arab researchers that focuses on economic analysis with increasing attention to multidisciplinary research, gender analysis, and greater regional diversity.
This project will support the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS) to promote multidisciplinary research in health, livelihoods, and wellbeing in fragile and conflict contexts in the Middle East and North Africa.
Over the past few years, large-scale acquisitions (purchases, leases, or other arrangements) of farmland in developing countries by individuals, corporations, and foreign governments have presented both economic opportunities and threats to traditional livelihoods.
This project will enhance the capacity of employment services centres (ESC) in Palestinian camps in Lebanon to provide employment counseling and job matching services for male and female Palestinian refugees.
Uprisings in countries across the Middle East during the so-called "Arab Spring," and continuing instability in the region, bring the challenges faced by young people, such as high unemployment, to the forefront of public attention.
Although gender-based violence (GBV) is endemic globally, some of the highest rates in the world are found in Muslim-majority countries where conservative interpretations of Islamic Family Law persist.