This project will help promote measures to enhance African women’s access to formal financial institutions; 70% of African women do not have access to financial services such as savings and checking accounts, loans, credit, and other institutional services.
Traditionally, in most countries in Latin America, only workers legally registered by their employees and paying into social security were eligible for social protection programs, even though most countries in the region have high levels of unregistered employment, ranging from 15% in Uruguay to 70% in Bolivia.
Peruvian voters were well-informed when they headed to the federal election polls in June 2016, thanks to the efforts of Consorcio de investigación económica y social (CIES), the Economic and Social Research Consortium. CIES representatives shared details of the unique role the Consortium plays in Peru, including their work as a think tank for the 2016 national elections, during a presentation at IDRC on July 11, 2016.
Despite strong economic growth, the Philippines has the highest unemployment rate in the ASEAN region — more than 7%. Particularly hard hit are youth, who account for more than half of the close to 3 million unemployed.