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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...


Gary Kobinger – Building capacity, fostering collaboration: The best defense against dangerous pathogens in Africa


Gary Kobinger Award-winning scientist; Chief of the Special Pathogens Biosafety Level 4 program at the National Microbiology Laboratory; Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases Detection, Diagnosis, Reference...

Symposium to address urban violence, crime reduction in West Africa


​Researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and other experts will come together to identify and debate the causes of and solutions to urban violence and social exclusion in West and Central Africa. The Symposim on Local strategies to fight violence...


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Ten times a year, IDRC publishes the IDRC Bulletin, which offers insights into the world of international development research.

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EVALUATION IN THE EXTREME<br>Research, Impact and Politics in Violently Divided Societies

Research, Impact and Politics in Violently Divided Societies

​Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the funding of research in and on violently divided societies. But how do we know whether research makes any difference to these societies – is the impact constructive or destructive? This...

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Combatting early marriages by empowering girls in West Africa

In additional to its illegal nature, early marriage results in a chain of negative consequences for girls who are its victims and represents a major …

Supporting Healthier Food Policies in Southeast Asia

Nearly one-quarter of the world's non-communicable disease deaths take place in Southeast Asia. This project will seek to address the problem through …

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