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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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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...


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IDRC invites applications for its Canadian Partnerships Small Grants

01/08/2014

IDRC’s Canadian Partnerships Program invites organizations incorporated and headquartered in Canada to submit applications for its 2014-2015 Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing.Who can applyLocal, regional, national, and...

IDRC awardee receives first Canadian PhD in international development

26/06/2014

Kent Schroeder successfully defended his thesis on development in Bhutan to become Canada's first PhD graduate in international development studies, at the University of Guelph.   Throughout his doctorate Schroeder worked as director of...

Events

Highlight: Understanding research excellence for international development

12/11/2013

What makes up excellence in international development research? How can research quality be assured? Traditional academic metrics like publications and citations are certainly part of the answer, but not all. An important debate on research quality...

Webinar on international development: How experience changes our ideas

06/06/2014

Webinar on June 6, 2014 (16H00 Amman, 14H00 London, 9H00 New York – 13H00 UTC)   Over the past 50 years, thinking about “international development” has evolved with the practical experience of developing countries. This dynamic continues today as...

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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...
Evaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilCanada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countriesEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in Mozambique

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The "brain flow" between Canada and China involves the movement of Chinese students, researchers, and faculty to Canadian educational institutions, and their return to the Chinese workforce. This rotation is producing a new push-pull...
Evaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countriesEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in Mozambique

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​In many rural and peri-urban areas around the world, water used for human consumption is being contaminated with human pathogens, heavy metals, and other dissolved compounds. As a result, millions of families lack access to safe water. Families...
Evaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilCanada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countries Evaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in Mozambique

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Over the last three decades, 4,000 doctors have left Ethiopia for specialized training abroad. But very few return home to practice their specialty. Now, thanks to the Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM)...
Evaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilCanada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countriesEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in Mozambique

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Engaging with communities is critical to helping design healthcare systems and to encourage people to invest in their own health. Cooperation between researchers, community members, and health workers helps to address health concerns and inform...
Evaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilCanada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countriesEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia Community and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in Mozambique
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