International Development Research Centre

For Research On Barriers To Women’s Economic Empowerment And Economic Growth In Low-income Countries

This grant would supplement the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) research initiative, a five-year partnership with the U.K.’s Department for International Development and Canada’s International Development Research Centre. The initiative aims to support research to guide policies and programs that improve women’s economic empowerment in low-income countries. The supplemental funding will allow GrOW to include four additional research projects on how patterns of economic growth impact gender equality, and a systematic review of how women’s economic empowerment impacts growth.
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for support of a network of researchers providing rapid response policy analysis  
The International Development Research Centre funds research in low- and middle-income countries to promote growth and reduce poverty. This supplemental grant supports the Rapid & Responsive Evidence Partnership. Eleven low- and middle-income country research centers will respond to inquiries from policymakers within 30 days, helping governments scope problems, find ways to address them, and resolve implementation challenges. These institutions will also work to build bridges between evidence organizations, and experiment with new ways of gathering citizen feedback and feeding it into policy discussions. This work advances our Evidence-Informed Policy strategy’s goal of governments drawing on timely, relevant information to improve decisions. The work includes helping governments determine how to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and manage the recovery.
for research on barriers to women’s economic empowerment and economic growth in low-income countries  
This grant will support the second phase of the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) research program that aims to catalyze transformative change to advance women’s economic empowerment and gender equality at work, at home, and beyond. GrOW 2 is a five-year partnership with Canada’s International Development Research Centre and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. With a focus on East Africa, GroW 2 will deepen evidence to promote women’s work and remove constraints to work; produce research to drive programming and policymaking to improve women’s formal and informal employment; and mobilize African researchers and institutions to lead in generating credible policy-oriented evidence on women’s economic empowerment.

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