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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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New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility

While low fertility and aging can challenge government social safety nets, a new global study published in Science suggests that modest population declines can improve standards of living.In many countries, couples are having fewer babies – or none...


News

IDRC, SSHRC announce $10 million for new research

01/10/2014

Canada’s IDRC and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announce $10 million in new projects to four Canadian and developing-country research teams. Together the teams will work to build safer, more sustainable, and prosperous...

Mexico to boost productivity among the rural poor, thanks to IDRC-supported research

01/10/2014

Mexico’s new poverty reduction program, Prospera, is applying lessons from research carried out by the Latin American Centre for Rural Development (RIMISP), an IDRC partner. On September 19, 2014, Prospera National Coordinator Paula Hernández Olmos...

Events

Highlight: Colloquium on effective tools to increase savings in Latin America

03/11/2014

Promoting savings among low-income populations in Latin America and the Caribbean has become increasingly important. Encouraging the practice of saving can increase financial inclusion and reduce poverty. However, there is still limited knowledge...

Innovations that work for youth employment in Africa

24/11/2014

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda), in collaboration with IDRC, is hosting a high-level regional conference on ‘Innovations that work for youth employment: voices from the youth’ on 24-25 November, 2014 at Lemigo Hotel in...

Latest Results

While low fertility and aging can challenge government social safety nets, a new global study published in Science suggests that modest population declines can improve standards of living.In many countries, couples are having fewer babies – or none...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studyEvaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilWest African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnershipsSenegalese NGO renews commitment to research excellence

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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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studyEvaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilWest African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnershipsSenegalese NGO renews commitment to research excellence

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​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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American study Evaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilWest African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnershipsSenegalese NGO renews commitment to research excellence

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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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studyEvaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil West African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnershipsSenegalese NGO renews commitment to research excellence

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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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studyEvaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilWest African think tank strengthens </br>outreach and partnerships Senegalese NGO renews commitment to research excellence
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