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New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development

Two recently published open access books present the findings of IDRC-funded research exploring the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. These books provide important insights into the increasingly...

External Program Reviews (2015)

IDRC commissions external program reviews toward the end of each program cycle. These final evaluations are our primary accountability mechanism in terms of the results, effectiveness, and relevance of program spending. External program reviews aim...

Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in Peru

Having little or no savings can be devastating for poor families, especially in times of crisis. When households are able to set aside some of their income in a formal financial institution, they are less vulnerable to external shocks and can invest...

Think Tank converts knowledge into change in Ghana

In February 2015, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in Ghana hosted a succession of briefings on gains made in promoting transparency and accountability, factors affecting economic growth, and the public’s perception of socio-economic and...

Research calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in Senegal

Despite laws and a constitution that guarantees gender equality, women in Senegal still experience high rates of violence. Critics point to an ineffective legal system that doesn't focus on prevention, where police rarely intervene, and where few...

Harnessing demographic change for economic growth in Africa

The impact of demographic change on economic growth in Kenya and South Africa is the focus of two articles published in the 2014 Policy in Focus magazine. The two studies were conducted by the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) network, which IDRC has...

Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in Kenya

​To mark World Meteorological Day on March 23, 2015, the Kenya Meteorological Service (KMS) launched a resource centre and radio station in western Kenya to disseminate weather and climate information. In 2006, the IGAD Climate Prediction and...

Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships

Panos South Asia and IDRC are working together on “Bringing Women’s Voices into the Mainstream: A Media Research Fellowship on Women and Militarization in South Asia.”  The project aims to improve the conditions of women living under the shadow of...

Minimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare

For most countries, raising the minimum wage has long been considered a way to protect poor workers and their families. In fact, this active labour market intervention is a common social protection policy in many Latin American countries. But how...

Preparing for floods on Argentina's Pampas

Over the past 50 years, floods and drought have severely affected lives and livelihoods across the Western Argentinean Pampas, a vast plain of cropland and pasture. Climate change is expected to bring more frequent extreme weather events to the...

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