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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 books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development

Two recently published open access books present the findings of IDRC-funded research exploring the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. These books provide important insights into the increasingly...


News

IDRC invites applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2016

16/06/2015

IDRC is now accepting applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2016 We offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills and gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues. These one-year, paid...

Call for proposals: SCALA Knowledge Observatory in Latin America

02/06/2015

IDRC is joining forces with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank and Citi Foundation in a call for proposals to select an institution that will implement the SCALA Knowledge Observatory. The Observatory will be a...

Events

Highlight: IDRC sponsors Caribbean symposium on impact of Internet on economic growth

12/05/2015

An IDRC-sponsored symposium exploring the impact of the Internet on economic growth and public service delivery in the Caribbean was held in Saint Andrew, Jamaica, on May 12, 2015. Discussions from the symposium will feed into the 2016 World...

IDRC sponsors panel on Asian workers at annual meeting of Asian Development Bank

02/05/2015

IDRC and the JustJobs Network are sponsoring a panel discussion on Asian labour standards at the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) 2015 Annual Meeting, being held May 2-5 in Baku, Azerbaijan. More than 3,000 participants from around the world...

Latest Results

Two recently published open access books present the findings of IDRC-funded research exploring the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. These books provide important insights into the increasingly...
New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in SenegalHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in Africa

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Having little or no savings can be devastating for poor families, especially in times of crisis. When households are able to set aside some of their income in a formal financial institution, they are less vulnerable to external shocks and can invest...
New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development Mini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in SenegalHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in Africa

Latest Results

In February 2015, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) in Ghana hosted a succession of briefings on gains made in promoting transparency and accountability, factors affecting economic growth, and the public’s perception of socio-economic and...
New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in Peru Think Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in SenegalHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in Africa

Latest Results

Despite laws and a constitution that guarantees gender equality, women in Senegal still experience high rates of violence. Critics point to an ineffective legal system that doesn't focus on prevention, where police rarely intervene, and where few...
New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink Tank converts knowledge into change in Ghana Research calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in SenegalHarnessing demographic change for economic growth in Africa

Latest Results

The impact of demographic change on economic growth in Kenya and South Africa is the focus of two articles published in the 2014 Policy in Focus magazine. The two studies were conducted by the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) network, which IDRC has...
New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMini soap operas foster financial education and inclusion of women in PeruThink Tank converts knowledge into change in GhanaResearch calls for preventive approach to gender-based violence in Senegal Harnessing demographic change for economic growth in Africa
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