The GLM|LIC programme was initiated in 2011. Over 230 research proposals had been submitted in four different call phases and evaluated by external experts, 43 projects have been awarded grants.
Starting from mid-2019, the focus is mainly on gender issues. The new programme “Growth, Gender and Labour Markets in Low-Income Countries” (G2LM|LIC) marks the extension of the successful IZA/DFID cooperation and aims to foster research that guides future gender and labour market policies. The programme aims particularly to enhance equality of opportunity for women in the labour market.
In addition to funding, the G²LM|LIC programme plays a more active role in capacity development and fostering research activities: the programme consistently holds short courses for participants from LICs, conferences and workshops to encourage collaborations between researchers and various stakeholders.
Events held and sponsored by the G²LM|LIC programme provide a platform for researchers all over the world to share research outputs and exchange ideas as well as a channel for each project within the GLM|LIC programme to gain more attention among the academic community and more influence in policy-making.