On Sunday November 4th, 2012, the first capacity building event in the IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (GLM|LIC) took place. The aim of the workshop was to discuss and give feedback to research proposals from researchers based in low-income countries. These proposals have been submitted to second call for proposals of the GLM|LIC programme.
Teams of researchers from Benin, Cameroon, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda were selected to present their research proposals during the workshop, which was held in new Delhi in conjunction with the 7th IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development. Topics ranged from the evaluation of affirmative action policies for women in education in Uganda to analysis of labour demand elasticities in Cameroonian manufacturing.
Francis Teal (Oxford University and IZA), Farzana Afridi (Indian Statistical Institute and IZA) and Tilman Brueck (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA) were present to discuss the proposals and gave very constructive comments for strengthening the proposals.
The workshop was cofunded by the International Development Research Center (IDRC), a part of Canada’s aid program that supports research in developing countries.