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Working with some of the brightest minds in Canada and the developing world, we focus on achieving results.

Here you will find results of recent projects and activities.

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And you can read about recent and current research in articles on the Publications page.

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Middle East and North Africa contribute less to Wikipedia

Increasingly, popular sites such as Wikipedia, the world's largest free source of information, shape our understanding of the world. But researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute have found that the online encyclopedia is not always the...

Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers

For many rural Africans, radio is a key channel to news, information, and knowledge. For small-scale farmers who have limited or no access to other media such as newspapers, television, or the Internet, radio is an essential part of their daily...

Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community level

The International Center for Transitional Justice defines transitional justice as the “the set of judicial and non-judicial measures…to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses. These measures include criminal prosecution, truth...

Evaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal

​In many rural and peri-urban areas around the world, water used for human consumption is being contaminated with human pathogens, heavy metals, and other dissolved compounds. As a result, millions of families lack access to safe water. Families...

Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

Over the last three decades, 4,000 doctors have left Ethiopia for specialized training abroad. But very few return home to practice their specialty. Now, thanks to the Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM)...

Ecohealth research helps prevent liver cancer in Southeast Asia

Thailand has the highest rates of the deadly liver cancer, cholangiocarinoma, in the world. One of the causes of this cancer is the liver fluke parasite, Opisthorchis viverrini. In parts of northeast Thailand, nearly 85% of the population is...

Community and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in Mozambique

Engaging with communities is critical to helping design healthcare systems and to encourage people to invest in their own health. Cooperation between researchers, community members, and health workers helps to address health concerns and inform...

Solar dryers are improving livelihoods in Bhutan

Solar-powered fruit and vegetable driers are helping residents of southeastern Bhutan’s remote villages increase their food security and improve livelihoods from the sale of their products.   This is one of many projects undertaken by the Samdrup...

Better resilience to disasters and improved livelihoods on South Asian coasts

Research supported by IDRC and the former Canadian International Development Agency (now part of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada) has increased the resilience of poor coastal communities in India and Sri Lanka to natural disasters and...

Report: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for development

The value-for-money discourse is gaining prominence in all areas of society. It also increasingly affects what matters to donors.   This report seeks to provide a neutral assessment of value-for-money (VfM), informing and contributing to the...

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