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Highlight: Forging the new Indonesia-Canada partnership

Canada and Indonesia share a mutual interest in building a stronger relationship and closer business ties, a recent high-level meeting in Jakarta heard. Areas identified for collaboration include trade, regional security, education, transport...

Highlight: From factory floor to the middle class: Does labour-intensive manufacturing promote economic mobility?

The 48th Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting was held in Azerbaijan, May 2-5, 2015. IDRC sponsored a seminar on incentivizing employment-intensive manufacturing policies as a strategy for growth and job creation in South Asia. The seminar...

Researchers, health advocates to meet at University of Ghana to debate health policy issues in West Africa

Approximately two dozen mid-career academics, researchers, civil servants, and civil society advocates will gather at the University of Ghana’s School of Public Health June 22-23, 2015 to deliberate how to strengthen health policy and systems within...

Highlight: IDRC sponsors Caribbean symposium on impact of Internet on economic growth

An IDRC-sponsored symposium exploring the impact of the Internet on economic growth and public service delivery in the Caribbean was held in Saint Andrew, Jamaica, on May 12, 2015. Discussions from the symposium will feed into the 2016 World...

Highlight: Ensuring food security through cross-border collaboration

​On May 26, 2015, IDRC held a roundtable on "Food Security for South Asian Regional Stability," in its Asia Regional Office in New Delhi. In attendance were Theressa de Haan, First Secretary, Political and Economic Affairs, High Commission...

Highlight: New research in Burma will tackle labour regulations

IDRC and its research partner, the Myanmar Development Resource Institute-the Centre for Economic and Social Development (MDRI-CESD) announced the launch of a new project in March to support research on reforming labour markets in Burma. This comes...

IDRC sponsors panel on Asian workers at annual meeting of Asian Development Bank

IDRC and the JustJobs Network are sponsoring a panel discussion on Asian labour standards at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2015 Annual Meeting, being held May 2-5 in Baku, Azerbaijan. More than 3,000 participants from around the world...

Highlight: What does the future hold for workers in Asia's garment industry?

A round table on Asia's garment industry was held on March 26, 2015 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, organized by the Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) and sponsored by IDRC. The event brought together more than 45 stakeholders in the garment...

Highlight: Pioneer of oral rehydration therapy visits IDRC's Asia regional office in Delhi

Dr Richard A. Cash was a guest lecturer at the IDRC Asia Regional Office in New Delhi on March 16, 2015. Dr Cash is renowned for his pioneering work on oral rehydration therapy (ORT), a practical treatment for cholera and other diseases causing...

Building bridges: Putting young African leaders at the forefront of change

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Building Bridges program is putting young people at the forefront of change. In March 2015, 24 young African leaders from business, civil society, and government sectors met in Cape Town for the Building Bridges...

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