Deadline: 30 January 2017
IDRC and the World Economic Forum (WEF) are collaborating to develop regional and global platforms whereby the private sector, local governments, the donor community and civil society can work together to foster inclusive growth in developing countries.
With growing inequalities, persistent gender gaps, and mounting pressures to boost economic opportunities for young people, developing countries are searching for practical guidance on sustainable solutions. However, few concrete practices have emerged to channel growth into improved living standards.
In this exciting new partnership with WEF, IDRC aims to map successful and unsuccessful corporate and public-private practices to determine effective approaches to tackle these challenges and the pitfalls to avoid.
In the first step of this process, WEF has launched a call for case studies to locate public and private practices that are:
- Novel, innovative, or future-oriented
- Expected to have, or have had, system-wide impact on both business and society
- Win-win: promote both productivity and inclusiveness/development
- Scalable and potentially replicable in other countries
- Benefitting from a strong multi-stakeholder component
- Winning ideas and special mentions will be featured on the Inclusive Growth and Development Platform, an interactive digital platform and virtual community to be hosted by the World Economic Forum, World Bank and IDRC in early Spring 2017. All content provided by the institution will be acknowledged accordingly.
- A Global Symposium will be held in Early Fall 2017 where those behind the best practices, policies and institutional models will meet with other leaders to discuss how to best move them forward.
- Winners will also get a chance to be featured and participate in one or more Regional Events to be held in South Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe in Spring 2017.
Participation is open to any individual or entity (public, private or civil society organization). Submissions must be original, but can build on previous work. They should be accompanied by a short bio or description of the submitting entity (up to 500 words).
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit IDRC Call for Applications.