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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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Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American study

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...

Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced data

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...

Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas

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...

Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

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...

Evaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil

​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...

Ecohealth Conferences: Events Highlights

From August 11-15, 2014, ecohealth researchers and practitioners from around the world will convene in Montréal for the Ecohealth 2014 Conference. Ecohealth 2014 marks the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology and...

West African think tank strengthens
outreach and partnerships

The Laboratoire d'Etudes et de Recherche sur les Dynamiques Sociales et le Développement Local (LASDEL) was created in 2001 as a membership-based social science research laboratory. Its main focus is fostering empirical research on the public sphere...

Senegalese NGO renews commitment to research excellence

IED Afrique (Innovation, Environnement, Développement Afrique) is an independent non-profit organization based in Senegal, with more than 15 years of experience addressing sustainable development and civil society issues in Francophone West Africa...

Niger institute focuses on financial accountability

Created in 1975, the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique du Niger (INRAN) is a public institution under the technical and administrative auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture. Its mission: to contribute to food security and rural...

Organizational changes help Benin NGO better protect fragile ecosystems

Launched in 2004, the Benin-based NGO Initiatives pour un développement intégré (IDID) promotes food security, climate change adaptation, and sustainable management of fragile ecosystems. IDID works with other organizations to build community-level...

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