International Development Research Centre

For Support Of The Think Tank Initiative

The Think Tank Initiative provides flexible support to more than forty independent policy research organizations in Latin America, South Asia, and Africa. The Initiative helps participating think tanks develop institutional capacities in research quality, policy engagement, and organizational performance, as well as collaborations with each other. This grant is for a renewed support of the second and final phase of the Think Tank Initiative. A focus during the second phase will be on helping the think tanks strengthen sustainable funding and business models.
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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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