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Uganda: Improving livelihoods with weather data

​In much of Sub-Saharan Africa, cattle herders and farmers have traditionally relied on the knowledge shared by their elders to determine when to plant their crops or sell livestock. However, their livelihoods are being negatively impacted...

Senegal: Staying home at all costs

​When a neighbourhood is at risk of flooding, the most logical solution is to build new houses in more secure areas and to relocate the residents. But in Dakar, the capital of Senegal, things are not so simple. The Sahel region experienced a long...

Angola: Better forecasting

​Angola once benefited from a rich climatological database. But 30 years of civil war, which lasted from 1973 to 2002, destroyed 98% of the country's meteorological stations and the associated data. The war also forced a large number of families...

Morocco: The value of water

​Morocco is a partially arid country where rain is rare but where agriculture prospers in spite of everything. Climate change has nevertheless had a major impact on Morocco in recent years. Precipitation has decreased by 20%, and heat and cold waves...

India: When cities expand too rapidly

With more than 1.2 billion inhabitants, the population of India is continually growing, and it’s transforming the country as a result. “The climate is not the only thing changing here. Everything changes!” says Veena Srinivasan, socio-hydrologist at...

Pakistan: A different way to plant

​For five years, Pakistan has been impacted by large-scale natural disasters. The worst in the country’s history occurred in 2010, when a series of floods covered one-fifth of its territory, affecting 20 million people. The following year, when they...

Saving water by growing the right crops in Tunisia

​Tunisia is a country with limited water resources. While agriculture has always occupied an important social and economic place in the country’s development, small farmers in Tunisia are facing greater challenges due to water shortages. With...

Training young rural women to find urban jobs in Bangladesh

​Youth are central to Bangladesh’s shift from a rural to urban economy. The country’s booming garment industry has created urban employment for large numbers of rural youth, especially young women. But not everyone has equal access to these jobs...

Six months into Myanmar’s minimum wage: Reflecting on progress

​Six months ago, the Government of Myanmar established a national minimum wage, expecting that it would stimulate investment in the garment industry. The new wage, 3,600 Kyat (3 US$) a day, is as much as 4.5 times more than unskilled entry-level...

New evaluation tool now available to assess research quality

​IDRC supports Strategic Evaluation on Research Excellence, a three-phase project that aims to define and articulate what research excellence means in a research for development (R4D) context. Existing tools and approaches for assessing research...

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