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 two-year project will propose and initiate evidence-based strategies for creating decent employment opportunities and supporting entrepreneurship in the face of the youth population boom Africa is experiencing.
Understanding why women are involved in small and micro-enterprise (SME) businesses in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda can help governments design policies to support this sector of the economy.
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.