Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW), International Development Research Centre, Canada (IDRC) 

Women face significant challenges in their pursuit for better employment opportunities and economic empowerment. In addition to the presence of deeply rooted restrictive social norms, lack of access to opportunities and the double-burden of carework, there is also a dearth of knowledge on understanding the ways in which these challenges can be addressed. To close this gap in the knowledge regarding the evidence that can inform social and economic policies to improve women’s lives through economic empowerment, the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) was launched by IDRC in June 2013.

This project is part of the the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program, a multi-funder partnership between the UK Department for International Development and the Hewlett Foundation.

The GrOW project works with research teams around the world, studying the factors influencing women’s economic empowerment in low-income countries to strengthen and promote the use of the research to make better policies regarding gender quality and economic growth.


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A description about our project on the main GrOW website is here.