NO SPACE FOR WORK (NSFW), a national project spearheaded by Zubaan, a New Delhi-based feminist research and publishing organization, examines the links between violence and the recent patterns of decreasing rates of women’s participation in the formal and informal sectors of the Indian economy.
Developing countries are expected to be disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis because these societies may be more vulnerable to higher infection rates and greater death rates due to weaker health systems.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC launched the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) to improve policies and practices that will strengthen national education systems within GPE partner countries.
Recent outbreaks of the highly infectious and dangerous Ebola virus in West and Central Africa underscore the importance of rapid diagnostics and surveillance infrastructure, evidence-driven health communications and community engagement activities, and an effective and well-coordinated emergency response to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in the face of emerging pandemic threats.
Many organizations and donors, including IDRC, are increasingly invested in supporting gender-transformative research efforts, defined as those aiming to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls not just for individual progress, but to transform gender power dynamics and structures at the community and societal level.
This project aims to develop sustainable and inclusive business models and practices in global value chains (GVCs) in India and to inform policy reforms and actions towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Throughout the developing world, young men and women are facing high unemployment coupled with strong feelings of dissatisfaction with their quality of life in contexts of weak governance and institutions, increased political instability, and growing state authoritarianism — factors that render societies vulnerable and play a role in radicalization.