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Reducing early marriage to boost female labor market participation in Senegal

by IZA Press | Monday, 15 June, 2015
Senegal is a country with large gender disparities in education and career opportunities. Early marriage and low age at first birth greatly impede women’s career prospects. A study by Francesca Marchetta and David E. Sahn, conducted under the GLM-LIC program … Continue reading

Consumption loans: Breaking the cycle of hunger in Zambia

by IZA Press | Tuesday, 26 May, 2015
Small-scale farming remains the primary source of income for the vast majority of the rural population in Zambia, with typically low levels of productivity and farming income. During the hungry season (January to March), farmers who can’t get access to … Continue reading

Innovative approach to reduce violence and crime in Liberia: New research supported by DFID and IZA

by IZA Press | Tuesday, 19 May, 2015
Cities are home to more than half the population of developing countries. Many cities struggle to deal with large-scale urban violence, crime, and drugs, especially among poor young men. In post-conflict and fragile states, poor young men are also targets … Continue reading


IZA and the UK Government Departnemnt for International Development (DFID) are proud to present their joint IZA/DFID Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme (GLM | LIC), which will improve worldwide knowledge on labor market issues in low-income countries (LICs) and provide a solid basis for capacity building and development of future labor market policies. 30 grants have been awarded for research activities of institutions around the globe, with a substantial proportion of funds routed to research activities in institutions in LICs.