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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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Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communities

​In Egypt, palm trees are found in abundance and in various species. Farmers use them as shade on a hot summer day or harvest their sweet date fruits. Bedouin women weave handmade baskets, hats, and lamps using dried palm leaves. The potential uses...


News

The Policy and Evaluation Division is re-launching a call for a 2016 Research Awardee

04/02/2016

​The selected candidate will work closely with the IDRC to explore the first objective of IDRC’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 (Invest in knowledge and innovation for large-scale positive change) and how this objective intersects with evaluation. ...

Supporting leadership for economic policymaking

25/01/2016

On January 25, Université Laval launched a new Chair on Education Leadership in Development Economics. This Chair will create new opportunities for distance learning, formal training, and graduate diplomas for researchers in the developing world. It...

Events

The impact of women’s action groups on social and economic change in India

19/01/2016

​The Mahila Samakhya (MS) program in India launched in 1989 with the premise that women should be leaders in their own empowerment. The program has mobilised around 1.2 million poor to organize, through collective action groups, and participate in...

Save the Date: Canadian Humanitarian Conference October 6 and 7, 2016

06/10/2016

The third edition of the Canadian Humanitarian Conference will take place in Ottawa on October 6 and 7, 2016. Following on the successes of the 2013 and 2014 conferences, the 2016 edition promises to strengthen relationships and improve...

Latest Results

​In Egypt, palm trees are found in abundance and in various species. Farmers use them as shade on a hot summer day or harvest their sweet date fruits. Bedouin women weave handmade baskets, hats, and lamps using dried palm leaves. The potential uses...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesCanada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crisesBuilding leaders in economic researchWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceTraining young researchers to influence telecommunications policy

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​War, poverty, dysfunctional governments, and environmental stressors are nothing new. But their potent interactions in some of the world’s most fragile regions, and the protracted duration of many conflicts, impose an unprecedented burden on...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communities Canada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crisesBuilding leaders in economic researchWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceTraining young researchers to influence telecommunications policy

Latest Results

Every year at the Canadian Economics Association conference, the IDRC-funded Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG) awards the Albert Berry prize for the best development economics paper. This year, Marco Gonzalez of the University of...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesCanada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crises Building leaders in economic researchWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceTraining young researchers to influence telecommunications policy

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​Gender issues are often overlooked in development agencies’ responses to food insecurity. Women’s organizations are an untapped resource with expertise in understanding how women and communities experience shocks and stresses. With a grant from...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesCanada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crisesBuilding leaders in economic research Women’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceTraining young researchers to influence telecommunications policy

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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...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesCanada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crisesBuilding leaders in economic researchWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilience Training young researchers to influence telecommunications policy
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