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Pervasive Technologies: Access to Knowledge (A2K)in the Marketplace

Pervasive networked communication technologies are transforming the way in which people across the world access information. The prices of mobile phones and netbooks have plummeted, even as their penetration and use have become nearly ubiquitous. …

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Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced data

The challenge of collecting data on sensitive issues like gender-based violence is well-documented across the globe. Stigma and shame prevent many victims of sexual harassment from talking about or reporting these crimes. However, new technologies...


News

Research informs Egypt's telecommunications strategy

15/09/2014

​Work championed by IDRC grantee Nagla Rizk contributed to Egypt’s strategy for open source software. In consultation with the private sector, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) is encouraging the use of open source...

Call for Concept Notes: Open Science Network

11/08/2014

The Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) is pleased to announce the launch of the public Call For Concept Notes for case studies that explore the linkages between open science and development.   OCSDNet aims to support...

Events

Highlight: Advancing the global discussion on standardizing health data

10/02/2014

IDRC-supported researchers from Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, and Vietnam attended two international meetings to help shape global discussions on health data.   Why data matters The importance of collecting and storing health data using a standard...

Fighting poverty with technology: Books explore impacts on lives and livelihoods

07/12/2013

IDRC launched two books documenting its contribution to the field of ICT4D at the sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development in Cape Town, South Africa, December 7–10, 2013. ICTD is the world’s...

Latest Results

The challenge of collecting data on sensitive issues like gender-based violence is well-documented across the globe. Stigma and shame prevent many victims of sexual harassment from talking about or reporting these crimes. However, new technologies...
Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataMiddle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersBetter resilience to disasters and improved livelihoods on South Asian coastsUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

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Increasingly, popular sites such as Wikipedia, the world's largest free source of information, shape our understanding of the world. But researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute have found that the online encyclopedia is not always the...
Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced data Middle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersBetter resilience to disasters and improved livelihoods on South Asian coastsUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

Latest Results

For many rural Africans, radio is a key channel to news, information, and knowledge. For small-scale farmers who have limited or no access to other media such as newspapers, television, or the Internet, radio is an essential part of their daily...
Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataMiddle East and North Africa contribute less to Wikipedia Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersBetter resilience to disasters and improved livelihoods on South Asian coastsUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

Latest Results

Research supported by IDRC and the former Canadian International Development Agency (now part of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada) has increased the resilience of poor coastal communities in India and Sri Lanka to natural disasters and...
Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataMiddle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers Better resilience to disasters and improved livelihoods on South Asian coastsUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

Latest Results

An IDRC-funded project in Asia found that distance education can be as effective as traditional face-to-face education in delivering quality teaching and a good learning experience. This finding is particularly significant for remote and...
Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataMiddle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersBetter resilience to disasters and improved livelihoods on South Asian coasts Using technology to deliver quality education in Asia
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