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Agriculture and Environment

Agriculture and Environment

Food, water, and a healthy environment are essential to human well-being. They are also building blocks for more sustainable and equitable development. But these resources are threatened around the world—more so in developing countries.
Canadian Partnerships

Canadian Partnerships

IDRC’s Canadian Partnerships program supports scientific, academic, and development communities in Canada to work on complex global issues, often with partners based in developing countries.
Donor Partnerships

Donor Partnerships

To create healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies, strong partnerships with other donor organizations are essential. IDRC’s Donor Partnerships Division helps develop relationships with research funders and international...
Evaluation

Evaluation

Evaluation is integral to IDRC’s work. It forms an important part of the evidence base for understanding how research contributes to solving development problems. IDRC strives to be an accountable learning organization by conducting formal...
Fellowships and Awards

Fellowships and Awards

IDRC’s Fellowships and Awards program supports Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries to acquire more practical and research-oriented knowledge. From graduate students conducting applied research with African...
Global Health Policy

Global Health Policy

Fair access to health and health care is an essential component of a healthy society. IDRC’s Research for Health Equity program supports research in developing countries that targets the root causes of inequity and poor health. We also fund research...
Science and Innovation

Science and Innovation

Science, technology, and innovation (STI) can drive economic growth, help solve social and environmental problems, and reduce poverty. All countries need to develop the capacity to produce and use science and technology themselves, and adapt...
Social and Economic Policy

Social and Economic Policy

Public policy can help reduce poverty and promote greater social equity in developing countries. Strong, informed policies can help establish more stable economies with decent work opportunities for the poor, build peaceful societies, and advance...

Latest Results

High-speed Internet access, or broadband, can effectively contribute to economic and social development, but only when it is combined with investments in human capital, such as teacher training and digital literacy programs for women, according to a...
Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil

Latest Results

The challenge of collecting data on sensitive issues like gender-based violence is well-documented across the globe. Stigma and shame prevent many victims of sexual harassment from talking about or reporting these crimes. However, new technologies...
Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American study Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil

Latest Results

Despite the success of research and development activities in integrating crop and livestock production, few West African communities are adopting these technologies. The challenge in promoting a mixed dairy and market garden farming system is...
Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced data Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil

Latest Results

An innovative planter that can make ridges and sow seeds at the bottom of the furrows at the same time is set to boost productivity of sorghum farming in Sudan.   Planting sorghum at the bottom of furrows has been recommended as a way to conserve...
Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil

Latest Results

​Effectively evaluating gender-focused programming is vital to improving the socio-economic status and well-being of women and to building gender equality. The Mulheres Mil program, meaning “a thousand strong women,” was a pilot project between the...
Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan Evaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil
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