Social and Economic Policy – Canada

a program of the International Development Research Centre IDRC – also in french and spanish

Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International Development Cooperation and its Newsletters. – Linked on our blogs with the International Development Research Centre IDRC IDRC.

The Social and Economic Policy Program Area focuses on public policies that can help to reduce poverty and enhance social equity in developing countries.  It works to strengthen long-term research capacities, to support policy-relevant research on issues of immediate policy concern, and to facilitate public accountability by helping researchers and civil society organizations participate effectively in policy debates at the local, national, and international levels.

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The Program Area will focus on the following key themes for the 2005-2010 period: 

  • Globalization, Growth and Poverty:This program aims to enable developing countries to design appropriate domestic policies and international integration strategies for promoting more inclusive and equitable growth.
  • Peace, Conflict and Development:The Peace, Conflict, and Development Program Initiative supports research to understand the causes and consequences of violent conflict, and to strengthen transitions from conflict to lasting peace.
  • The Think Tank Initiative … is a new, multi-donor program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions – or “think tanks” – in developing countries, enabling them to better provide sound research that both informs and influences policy.
  • Women’s Rights and Citizenship:Supports research geared to understanding – and eliminating – the barriers to women’s exercise of their rights as citizens.

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