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Hybrid Security Arrangements in Africa: Exploring the Implications for State-building

In the aftermath of war and conflict, state security forces and institutions are often severely weakened or decimated. When this happens, multiple state and non-state security actors and governance structures emerge to fill security vacuums. The …

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Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policy

IDRC-supported conferences, tutorials, and internships in Asia, Africa and Latin America are building the capacity of young researchers to inform telecommunications policy. Communication Policy Research: south (CPRsouth) conferences showcase the...


News

Mekong network launches call on job prospects for youth and women

16/07/2015

The Greater Mekong Subregion Research Network (GMS-Net), together with IDRC, has launched a call for proposals to gather high-quality development research on better job prospects for youth, women, and low-skilled workers in Mekong countries. The...

Safe and Inclusive Cities: A key entry point to addressing fragility

03/07/2015

​Around the world, urban growth is booming. Job seekers are converging on cities to find work, and in many countries urban slums are sprawling. Fragile cities — where municipal powers fail to provide citizens with basic services and shelter — are...

Events

Highlight: Forging the new Indonesia-Canada partnership

14/07/2015

Canada and Indonesia share a mutual interest in building a stronger relationship and closer business ties, a recent high-level meeting in Jakarta heard. Areas identified for collaboration include trade, regional security, education, transport...

Highlight: From factory floor to the middle class: Does labour-intensive manufacturing promote economic mobility?

15/06/2015

The 48th Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting was held in Azerbaijan, May 2-5, 2015. IDRC sponsored a seminar on incentivizing employment-intensive manufacturing policies as a strategy for growth and job creation in South Asia. The seminar...

Latest Results

IDRC-supported conferences, tutorials, and internships in Asia, Africa and Latin America are building the capacity of young researchers to inform telecommunications policy. Communication Policy Research: south (CPRsouth) conferences showcase the...
Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policyNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in Senegal

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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...
Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policy New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in Senegal

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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...
Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policyNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in Senegal

Latest Results

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...
Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policyNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in Peru Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in Senegal

Latest Results

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...
Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policyNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink Tank converts knowledge into change in Ghana Research calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in Senegal
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