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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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Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa

Research in Africa has shown that flexible intellectual property policies can lead to greater innovation and development.  The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) research project investigated the unique collaborative...


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IDRC President accompanies Governor General to Chile, Colombia

28/11/2014

IDRC President Jean Lebel will have an opportunity to showcase the work of IDRC-funded researchers in Chile and Colombia during a state visit by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.   Lebel will travel as...

IDRC Governor appointed high commissioner to India

27/11/2014

IDRC Board of Governors member Nadir Patel has been named high commissioner to the Republic of India. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and International Trade Minister Ed Fast made the announcement on October 10, 2014. “Mr Patel brings a wealth...

Events

IDRC and UPEACE to host symposium on governance and security in Africa

28/04/2014

​More than 100 participants from regional institutions including the African Union, the Regional Economic Communities, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and academics, researchers, and representatives from NGOs will gather in Addis...

Highlight: IDRC president holds consultations in Kenya

03/03/2014

IDRC President Jean Lebel visited Kenya between March 3 and 10, 2014 as part of a series of regional consultations to inform IDRC's next strategic plan for 2015–2020. The president met with key partners and stakeholders to understand new challenges...

Latest Results

Research in Africa has shown that flexible intellectual property policies can lead to greater innovation and development.  The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) research project investigated the unique collaborative...
Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countriesTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelLevers for change: philanthropy in select South East Asian countriesResearch sheds light on gender reparation in postwar Guatemala

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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...
Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countriesTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelLevers for change: philanthropy in select South East Asian countriesResearch sheds light on gender reparation in postwar Guatemala

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The International Center for Transitional Justice defines transitional justice as the “the set of judicial and non-judicial measures…to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses. These measures include criminal prosecution, truth...
Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countries Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelLevers for change: philanthropy in select South East Asian countriesResearch sheds light on gender reparation in postwar Guatemala

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This report by the Lien Centre for Social Innovation examines the role extrinsic factors such as public policies play in shaping the style and size of institutional philanthropy in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. It assesses...
Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countriesTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community level Levers for change: philanthropy in select South East Asian countriesResearch sheds light on gender reparation in postwar Guatemala

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"Conflict-related sexual violence has been one of history’s greatest silences," declared the 2011 UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict. The damage continues long after war has ended: victims continue to suffer in many ways, rarely...
Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa Canada, China collaborate to encourage “brain flow” between the two countriesTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelLevers for change: philanthropy in select South East Asian countries Research sheds light on gender reparation in postwar Guatemala
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