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Mekong Initiative research awardees announced

The Greater Mekong Subregion Research Network (GMS-Net), together with IDRC, launched a call for proposals to gather high-quality development research on better job prospects for youth, women, and low-skilled workers in the Mekong countries. The...

Lebanon becomes public health global hub

​The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized the Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center as a leader in evidence-informed policy and practice, and the American University of Beirut (AUB) as a global hub on tobacco control. Supported by Canada’s...

Successful grantees to promote trade in specialty textiles produced in least developed countries

​In February 2016, IDRC and the Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFO Canada) launched a call for proposals on market entry studies pertaining to “Promoting Specialty Textile and Fabrics in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).” The small research...

IDRC invites applications for the IDRC Doctoral Research Awards

​IDRC is now accepting applications for the IDRC Doctoral Research Awards. This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.   ​These awards are...

Linking research to policy: West Africa workshop highlights use of evidence to improve maternal and child health

Eighty people—researchers, policymakers, donors, and experts—attended a workshop to discuss the current situation and emerging evidence on maternal and child health in West Africa. Held in Dakar, Senegal from February 18-20, 2016, the workshop...

IDRC and Prime Minister K.P. Oli of Nepal speak on the importance of evaluation for development

The Community of Evaluators, South Asia (CoE-SA) – a professional network IDRC helped to establish – played host to the capstone event of the United Nations declared “International Year of Evaluation.” The CoE-SA and IDRC cherish a longstanding...

Promoting livestock health and livelihoods for farmers in Africa and Asia

​IDRC, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Global Affairs Canada (GAC), launched the Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF). This 5.5-year, $57 million partnership will improve the health of livestock and the livelihoods...

Film screening, round table on food security highlights of IDRC’s activities during International Development Week

Every February, the Government of Canada organizes International Development Week, highlighting the work and achievements of Canada’s development community. This year, IDRC engaged in a variety of activities in the Ottawa region to share with...

New initiative to further global sustainable development goals in health

​IDRC and the Graduate Institute in Geneva are partnering to lay the groundwork for a program of support that would enable developing-country think tanks to further global objectives in health. The objective is to increase the capacity of Southern...

The Policy and Evaluation Division is re-launching a call for a 2016 Research Awardee

​The selected candidate will work closely with the IDRC to explore the first objective of IDRC’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 (Invest in knowledge and innovation for large-scale positive change) and how this objective intersects with evaluation. ...

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