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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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China’s next economic plan focuses on people

As its economic growth rate slows, China also faces a widening rural-urban divide and increasing income inequality. To confront these challenges and prepare for the next planning cycle, China’s top economic planning agency invited the Asian...


News

Minister Yelich visits IDRC's regional office in Uruguay

11/03/2015

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), visited IDRC’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo on February 28, 2015. During her visit, she met Centre representatives as well as...

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...

Events

Highlight: Think Tank Initiative's 2015 Global Exchange in Istanbul

18/02/2015

​​The Think Tank Initiative's (TTI) 2015 Global Exchange bought together over 200 participants from across the globe. Representatives from 43 TTI-supported think tanks and a variety of donor organizations and research groups, policymakers, and...

Highlight: Canadian High Commissioners call IDRC a catalyst for change

17/03/2015

The High Commissioners for Canada to Pakistan, H.E. Heather Cruden, and to Sri Lanka, H.E. Shelley Whiting, visited IDRC's Asia Regional Office on March 4, 2015. The Commissioners spoke with IDRC staff on a number of topics, including food security...

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As its economic growth rate slows, China also faces a widening rural-urban divide and increasing income inequality. To confront these challenges and prepare for the next planning cycle, China’s top economic planning agency invited the Asian...
China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew 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

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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...
China’s next economic plan focuses on people 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

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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...
China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew 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

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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...
China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew 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 partnerships

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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...
China’s next economic plan focuses on peopleNew 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 partnerships
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