This project will contribute to the large-scale adoption of improved cookstoves that will reduce the domestic burden of unpaid work for women and the carbon footprint of households while creating economic opportunities for women in rural areas.
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 seeks to inform strategies and policies on youth employment by examining the job creation potential of industries without smokestacks, such as agriculture, the service sector, tourism, and information and communication technology-based services.
This project aims to document the impact of trade between member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union on their economic development, the economic situation of women, and the dynamics of relationships between men and women within the household.
This project, which is being implemented with the African Centre for Economic Transformation, is a comparative study of selected African countries’ experiences with the financial inclusion of women and youth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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An international forum for Francophone youth was held in Dakar, Senegal in mid-October, ahead of the 15th Sommet de la Francophonie to be held November 29-30, 2014. Some 250 youth debated their own futures during the two-day event organized by Senegal’s Ministry of Youth, Employment, and Promotion of Civic Values, and the National Youth Council of Senegal (NYCS), in partnership with the Initiative prospective agricole et rurale. IDRC supported the forum.