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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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Middle East and North Africa contribute less to Wikipedia

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...


News

Moving toward an open access policy for IDRC

10/06/2014

IDRC is pleased to announce that it will soon release a new open access policy for all IDRC-funded research outputs.   IDRC believes that publicly funded research should be freely and openly available. We also believe that open access accelerates...

Former IDRC award recipient wins prestigious Killam Prize

30/04/2014

​Former IDRC research awardee Fraser Taylor has received a Killam Prize in honour of his outstanding career achievements. Taylor received the prize for introducing the world to enhanced multimedia mapping, or "cybercartography." His work...

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

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...
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 coastsOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

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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...
Middle 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 coastsOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersUsing 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...
Middle 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 coastsOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

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...
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 coasts Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersUsing 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...
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 coastsOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers Using technology to deliver quality education in Asia
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