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Enterprise Performance in Asia: Using firm-level data for Policy-making

Micro and small enterprises play a critical role in job creation and economic growth, but they make their most tangible contributions when they expand. In developing countries, however, the vast majority of micro and small enterprises never grow …

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New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverage

In August 2013, iHub Research published the results of an IDRC-funded study on developing a Crowdsourcing (information collected from citizens through online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and text messaging) Framework for Elections. Spanning...


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Expanding mathematics training in Africa

10/03/2014

​Cameroon took a huge leap forward in mathematical and scientific research last week when it launched an intensive postgraduate program for the continent’s top students. The program is part of the growing African Institute for Mathematical Sciences...

IDRC in the News — March 2014

10/03/2014

  Egypt’s only daily independent English newspaper, the Daily News Egypt, ran an in-depth interview with IDRC President Jean Lebel and Regional Director Bruce Currie-Alder during Lebel’s recent visit to Cairo. The wide-ranging interview touched on...

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IDRC, Government of Canada partners on open government initiative

31/10/2013

The Government of Canada is partnering with an IDRC grantee to launch the Open Data Working Group within the Open Government Partnership (OGP) initiative.   The World Wide Web Foundation is leading a research network exploring the impact of open...

Highlight: IDRC President speaks at University of Ghana during official State visit

13/05/2013

IDRC President Jean Lebel was a member of the Canadian delegation accompanying His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on a State visit to Ghana, Botswana, and South Africa, May 13-22, 2013. Speaking at a...

Latest Results

In August 2013, iHub Research published the results of an IDRC-funded study on developing a Crowdsourcing (information collected from citizens through online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and text messaging) Framework for Elections. Spanning...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networksInnovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators

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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...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverage Influencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networksInnovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators

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Short-term collaborations between Canadian and African researchers has generated compelling results on such pressing issues as maternal and child health, climate change impacts, and alternative energy sources. The Canada Africa Research Exchange...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networksInnovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators

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Canadian and Latin American researchers are jointly pursuing knowledge in a variety of disciplines, generating ideas and building international networks. For example, in Colombia, researchers from Simon Fraser University and the Centro Internacional...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks Innovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators

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Rural technological innovations can improve lives. This 5-minute video shows two cases of innovations that have spread far and wide. The interviews were filmed during an international meeting of innovators on November 8-10, 2011 in Lima, Peru...
New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networksInnovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers Meet two rural innovators
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