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IDRC supports researchers from developing countries who are finding innovative, lasting solutions to local problems. We share the impacts of this groundbreaking research through print and free online publications, including books co-published by IDRC and presses around the world. We also publish articles and newsletters, including the IDRC Bulletin, as well as multimedia projects, such as Lasting Impacts, our tribute to over 40 years of IDRC-supported research, and the In_focus Collection of thematic mini-websites.

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IODC 2015: Showcasing the social and economic promise of open data

More than 1,000 people attended the 3rd International Open Data Conference (IODC 2015) in Ottawa in late May, helping to illustrate how far the open data revolution has advanced in recent years. At least 1,300 others watched conference webcasts, and...

Reducing urban violence: Understanding why some men choose violence – and others don’t

What determines whether or not men choose violence? Do childhood experiences play a role? Does having children make a difference? Even though men are overwhelmingly the victims and perpetrators of armed violence in cities, little is known about the...

Making Central American cities safer: Community response to crime, violence

​Why do cities with similar conditions of social exclusion experience different levels of violence? IDRC-supported researchers in Costa Rica and El Salvador are sharing their answers to this question and what it means for reducing crime and...

IDRC Bulletin — Summer 2015

This marks the 100th issue of the IDRC Bulletin. Since 2005, the Bulletin has brought you a timely digest of content, 10 times a year. Check out some highlights from past issues as well as current news. Featured this month IDRC Bulletin marks...

PUBLIC ACCESS ICT ACROSS CULTURES
Diversifying Participation in the Network Society

Public access venues – most often Internet café in cities and state-run rural telecentres – are places where people can use computers and the Internet. This volume offers the first systemic assessment of the impact of shared public access in the...

Protecting livelihoods, boosting food security in Kenya

​Climate change impacts are strongly evident in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands, which cover 82% of the country’s total land area and host close to 70% of its livestock. Over the last 10 years, persistent drought, high temperature, and depletion of...

Ensuring a reliable supply of drinking water in Central America

​Researchers are working with community-based water supply organizations in Central America to improve their reliability and reach in the face of climate change.Community-based water supply organizations (CBWSOs) play a key role in distributing...

Managing climatic risks for urban settlements along Angola’s coast

Thirty years of war in Angola drove large numbers of people from conflict-affected inland areas to the relative safety of coastal cities. Many of them eventually settled in informal communities on marginal, environmentally fragile and low-cost land...

Communicating climate risks to Vietnam's vulnerable coastal communities

Vietnam is particularly vulnerable to climate change and associated sea level rise, as much of its population lives in high-risk, low-lying delta and coastal areas. For instance, in 2011, severe flooding hit the coastal city of Can Tho and its...

IDRC awards support future leaders in climate change and water research

An IDRC research awards program is supporting innovative research and building future leadership and knowledge in ICTs, climate change, and water. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as mobile phones, the Internet, community radio...

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PUBLIC ACCESS ICT ACROSS CULTURES<br>Diversifying Participation in the Network Society

PUBLIC ACCESS ICT ACROSS CULTURES
Diversifying Participation in the Network Society

Public access venues – most often Internet café in cities and state-run rural telecentres – are places where people can use computers and the Internet. This volume offers the first systemic assessment of the impact of shared public access in the...

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