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Strengthening Governance in Health Systems for Reproductive Health and Rights in Pakistan

Pakistan, with the world's sixth largest population, is part of a region that is notorious for its social and gender inequities. As a low-income country, its population has faced numerous economic challenges, especially in the last two decades. …

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​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youth

Despite their country’s successes in poverty reduction and job creation, Rwandan youth face serious challenges when looking for work. IDRC and the MasterCard Foundation have invested in research to understand these challenges and identify measures...


News

New initiative to further global sustainable development goals in health

18/02/2016

​IDRC and the Graduate Institute in Geneva are partnering to lay the groundwork for a program of support that would enable developing-country think tanks to further global objectives in health. The objective is to increase the capacity of Southern...

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...

Events

Making Cities Safe and Inclusive: Perspectives from South Asia

16/11/2015

Policymakers, researchers, academics, and experts will gather in New Delhi, India, to attend the "Making Cities Safe and Inclusive: Perspectives from South Asia" symposium on November 21, 2015. Organized by the Institute for Human...

South Asian think tanks to share successes, challenges at regional meeting

18/11/2015

Around 100 participants will gather in Sohna, India, for the 5th Annual South Asian Regional Meeting of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI), ​from November 18-20, 2015. The Think Tank Initiative, a multi-million, multi-funder effort with commitments...

Latest Results

Despite their country’s successes in poverty reduction and job creation, Rwandan youth face serious challenges when looking for work. IDRC and the MasterCard Foundation have invested in research to understand these challenges and identify measures...
​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youthNew evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence MattersUnlocking the potential of Africa’s young entrepreneursWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships

Latest Results

Entrepreneurship has been a major driver of growth and job creation in Southeast Asia. But, until now, little empirical research had been carried out on entrepreneurial activity in the region.   A new report—the ASEAN Regional Entrepreneurship...
​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youth New evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence MattersUnlocking the potential of Africa’s young entrepreneursWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships

Latest Results

Creating more and better jobs is a pressing challenge in Africa, and indeed the world over. This is particularly the case when it comes to young people, who face significantly higher rates of unemployment — often two to three times higher than those...
​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youthNew evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia Employing Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence MattersUnlocking the potential of Africa’s young entrepreneursWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships

Latest Results

A new report launched by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) portrays a burgeoning youth-owned business landscape in Africa, as millions of young Africans faced with bleak employment prospects turn to set up their own businesses.  While this...
​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youthNew evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence Matters Unlocking the potential of Africa’s young entrepreneursWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships

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Panos South Asia and IDRC are working together on “Bringing Women’s Voices into the Mainstream: A Media Research Fellowship on Women and Militarization in South Asia.”  The project aims to improve the conditions of women living under the shadow of...
​Charting a course for better employment for Rwanda's youthNew evidence to promote entrepreneurship in Southeast AsiaEmploying Africa’s Youth: Where Evidence MattersUnlocking the potential of Africa’s young entrepreneurs Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships
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