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Projects designed to confront development challenges
 
IDRC-funded researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa conduct projects that provide important insights into the complex issues facing the region. Our support builds local knowledge to inform policies and strategies related to climate change, hunger, and public health.
 
From fighting malaria and other infectious diseases to improving food security and stimulating livelihoods, IDRC’s assistance is yielding results. Our grantees also examine women’s access to technology. They’re finding ways for government and health providers to use low-cost technologies to provide services to the public.
 
And there’s much more. You can search their past and present projects by program and by theme.

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Moving Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Evidence into Policy in East Africa

This project brings together and supports the uptake of maternal and child health research evidence into policies and practices in East Africa. A part of the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa program, the project's impact will be …

Moving Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Evidence into Policy in West Africa

This project brings together and supports the uptake of maternal and child health research evidence into policies and practices in West Africa. A part of the Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa program, the project's impact will be …

Catalyzing Broadband Internet in Africa

This project aims to inform policies that help marginalized groups in Africa, such as women and the poor, to take advantage of the social and economic opportunities of broadband Internet.

Internet access is critical for social and …

Ecohealth Chair on Urban Air Pollution and Non-Communicable Respiratory Diseases (West Africa)

Urban air pollution, indoors and outdoors, is a major worldwide health and environmental problem, particularly in Africa, where it is associated with economic activity, transportation, and the use of biomass for cooking. This problem is exacerbated …

Improving the Quality of Policy Advice on Entrepreneurship: Collaborating with TrustAfrica for a Strategic Repositioning

TrustAfrica operates a special fund to promote enterprise and livelihoods in Africa through research and advocacy. Known as the Investment Climate and Business Environment (ICBE) Research Fund, the program is offered in partnership with IDRC. This …

Pre-Cooked Beans for Improving Food and Nutrition Security and Income Generation in Kenya and Uganda

Beans are an important food crop that contributes to nutrition security, income, and employment in Kenya and Uganda. While beans are traditionally consumed with little processing, this project will promote value-added pre-cooked beans as a means to …

Insect Feed for Poultry and Fish Production in Kenya and Uganda

In many African countries, poultry and fish industries are among the fastest growing agri-businesses. However, expensive inputs such as fish and plants used as feed ingredients are threatening producers' survival. This project aims to address the …

Post-Harvest Management Technologies for Reducing Aflatoxin Contamination in Maize Grain and Exposure to Humans in Zimbabwe

This project seeks to investigate innovative post-harvest solutions to reduce aflatoxin contamination in grain. It will aim to limit exposure to children, pregnant women, and lactating mothers, who are more vulnerable to the toxins. …

Assessing the Impact of Cash Transfer Programs on Women's Empowerment in Tanzania

This project will examine how Conditional Cash Transfers (CCTs) can help poor women overcome economic vulnerabilities, and assess their potential to transform gender relations at home and in the community in Tanzania.

The project will …

Emerging Powers and Effective Governance in Fragile States

New and emerging development organizations are providing assistance to countries experiencing tensions and challenges after periods of conflict. This research will test whether their development assistance approaches are more effective at addressing …

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IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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