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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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Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria

Partner: Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies (SCPSS) Duration: July 2012-August 2013 Status: Closing Budget: CAD 441,000   A Syria Transition Roadmap, produced through an IDRC-funded project called Building a Vision for the...


News

Think Tank Initiative announces funding to 43 institutions

11/09/2014

​The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) is pleased to announce that it has selected 43 institutions from Africa, Asia, and Latin America to receive funding during its second phase (October 2014 to March 2019). For its Phase 2 selection, TTI carefully...

Pathways to Resilience project finalist in South African science prize

26/06/2014

An IDRC-supported project in South Africa has been shortlisted for the African nation's most eminent science and innovation prize.   The South African node of the international Pathways to Resilience project is a finalist for the 2013-2014...

Events

IDRC Forum - Opportunity calls: Booming innovation in Africa

11/06/2014

The International Economic Forum of the Americas (Conférence de Montréal) IDRC Forum on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:30 a.m. to noon Fairmont Queen Elizabeth 900 René Lévesque Blvd. W. Montreal, Quebec Opportunity calls: Booming innovation in...

Highlight: Status and Role of Social Science Research in Asia

13/03/2014

A three-day conference in Asia held in New Delhi March 13-15, 2014 brought together social scientists, funding agencies, and other stakeholders to explore the state of social science research in Asia. The conference, Status and Role of Social...

Latest Results

Partner: Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies (SCPSS) Duration: July 2012-August 2013 Status: Closing Budget: CAD 441,000   A Syria Transition Roadmap, produced through an IDRC-funded project called Building a Vision for the...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studiesAging populations may improve the standard of living

Latest Results

For more than a decade, IDRC’s Governance for Equity in Health Systems program has supported researchers and health reformers in their efforts to strengthen health systems and find health financing solutions that reflect local needs and priorities...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studiesAging populations may improve the standard of living

Latest Results

A new study comparing the garment-export industries in Honduras and Nicaragua challenges the conventional wisdom that competing on the basis of cheap labour is the only option for poor garment-producing countries. Increasing competition among...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in Africa Balancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studiesAging populations may improve the standard of living

Latest Results

In Uganda, statistics show that 20% of the country’s population has some form of physical disability. Despite these numbers, little research has been conducted to provide a window into the lives of people with disabilities. Without formal research...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industry Ugandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studiesAging populations may improve the standard of living

Latest Results

Recent research has shown that worldwide population changes could increase economic growth and promote equity across generations. Researchers have developed a system to quantify economic flows across different age groups. These “National Transfer...
Building a Vision for the Transition in Syria Exploring new ways to extend equity, access to health care in AfricaBalancing competitiveness and equity in the garment industryUgandan-Canadian partnership advances research on disability studies Aging populations may improve the standard of living
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