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HarassMap: Using Crowdsourced Data in the Social Sciences

Women in Cairo are now able to report rape, harassment, and assaults through Harrassmap, a pilot project in Cairo, Egypt. The goal is to change the social acceptability of sexual harassment in Egypt.

The challenge of collecting data on …

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Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers

For many rural Africans, radio is a key channel to news, information, and knowledge. For the small-scale farmers who have limited or no access to other media such as newspapers, television, let alone an Internet connection, radio is an essential...


News

Researchers study impact of technology on health systems

24/02/2014

Seven research teams have been selected to conduct research on how the growing inclusion of information and communication technologies in health systems (also known as eHealth) is strengthening health systems, influencing governance, systems...

Citizen Lab named first Canadian MacArthur Award winner

21/02/2014

​IDRC grantee Citizen Lab has become the first Canadian organization to win the 2014 MacArthur Foundation's Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. It was recognized for its work in investigating issues of digital freedom and digital rights...

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

For many rural Africans, radio is a key channel to news, information, and knowledge. For the small-scale farmers who have limited or no access to other media such as newspapers, television, let alone an Internet connection, radio is an essential...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia Mentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia Digital privacy in Asia: Setting the agendaInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia

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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...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers Using technology to deliver quality education in Asia Mentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia Digital privacy in Asia: Setting the agendaInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia

Latest Results

An innovative IDRC initiative is improving evaluation capacities of researchers studying Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD). Developing Evaluation Capacity in ICTD (DECI) provides researchers from five IDRC-funded...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia Mentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia Digital privacy in Asia: Setting the agendaInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia

Latest Results

IDRC-supported research has shown that, as more and more people go online in Asia, digital privacy is increasingly seen as an important political and consumer right. A survey of Asian countries revealed widespread concern among citizens about...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia Mentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia Digital privacy in Asia: Setting the agendaInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia

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A study on mobile phone use by the poor has resulted in the cancellation of a plan to tax mobile usage in Bangladesh. Surveys on mobile expenditures in several South Asian countries found that nearly half of the poor people in Bangladesh own a...
Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia Mentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia Digital privacy in Asia: Setting the agenda Influencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia
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