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Side event to La Francophonie to focus on taxation, informal economy in developing countries

The International Foundation of Francophone Accountants (FIDEF) is organizing a side event prior to the 15th Summit of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) to be held November 29-30, 2014 in Dakar, Senegal.   Foundation members...

Highlight: Colloquium on effective tools to increase savings in Latin America

Promoting savings among low-income populations in Latin America and the Caribbean has become increasingly important. Encouraging the practice of saving can increase financial inclusion and reduce poverty. However, there is still limited knowledge...

Highlight: Youth summit in Senegal on unemployment and insecurity

An international forum for Francophone youth was held in Dakar, Senegal in mid-October, ahead of the 15th Sommet de la Francophonie  to be held November 29-30, 2014. Some 250 youth debated their own futures during the two-day event organized by...

Innovations that work for youth employment in Africa

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda), in collaboration with IDRC, is hosting a high-level regional conference on ‘Innovations that work for youth employment: voices from the youth’ on 24-25 November, 2014 at Lemigo Hotel in...

Highlight: Networking, new partnerships emerge as CARIAA's series of launch events wraps up in London

Between March and June 2014, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) hosted a series of events to launch research and engagement by four consortia addressing adaptation in climate change hot spots. These...

Highlight: Youth (Un)Employment: Global problems meet local solutions

​IDRC and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) partnered to spark discussion on global youth unemployment at a panel hosted by the University of Ottawa in October. The panellists shed some light on the dynamics of youth employment in Canada and in the...

IDRC's Annual Public Meeting 2014

Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invites you to attend its Annual Public Meeting. When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Where: IDRC, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, W. David Hopper Room, Ottawa IDRC is a...

Highlight: Unleashing women’s potential to achieve Africa’s Green Revolution

A recent session jointly organized by the African Union, UN Women, and Canada's International Development Research Centre brought together stakeholders to discuss how to reduce gender inequalities and support women smallholder farmers within...

Bridging adaptation projects in Africa with private-sector investment

Developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Given that many of these countries also face significant limitations in public sector resources, private-sector financing is expected to play an important role going...

Highlight: Location, location, location: Cartographer Fraser Taylor on geospatial data and development

In a recent lecture hosted by IDRC, Fraser Taylor, one of the world’s leading cartographers, spoke about the impact of location data on sustainable development. A member of the UN Committee of Experts on Geospatial Information Management and the...

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