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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 water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal

​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...


News

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...

Moving toward an open access policy for IDRC

10/06/2014

IDRC is pleased to announce that it will soon release a new open access policy for all IDRC-funded research outputs.   IDRC believes that publicly funded research should be freely and openly available. We also believe that open access accelerates...

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...

Latest Results

​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 water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in MozambiqueFrom field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international developmentCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian response

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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 water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in MozambiqueFrom field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international developmentCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian response

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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 water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia Community and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in MozambiqueFrom field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international developmentCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian response

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The political and economic environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in international cooperation and development work and based in Canada and other developed countries has changed radically in recent years.   There is growing...
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 From field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international developmentCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian response

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From refugee camps in Jordan and Sudan, to natural disasters in Haiti and Pakistan, to famines from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, conflicts and natural disasters occurring in the last several decades have pushed the global humanitarian system to...
Evaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in EthiopiaCommunity and evidence-based approaches to healthcare curriculum in MozambiqueFrom field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international development Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian response
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