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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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New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development

Two recently published open access books present the findings of IDRC-funded research exploring the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. These books provide important insights into the increasingly...


News

At the frontiers of health science: $35 million research program launched

25/06/2015

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Finance, announced the launch of the Canada-Israel Health Research Program in Toronto on behalf of the Minister of Health. Managed in part by Canada’s IDRC, the seven-year, $35 million program is a...

Call for Papers issued on the transformation of research systems in the South

22/05/2015

IDRC together with the Institut de recherche pour le déveIoppement (IRD), the Centre Population & Developpement (CEPED), the Institute for Research and Innovation in Society (IFRIS) and OECD Development Centre, have put out a Call for...

Events

Highlight: Think Tank Initiative's 2015 Exchange in Istanbul

18/02/2015

The Think Tank Initiative's (TTI) 2015 Exchange brought together nearly 200 participants from across the globe. Representatives from 43 TTI-supported think tanks and a variety of donor organizations and research groups, policymakers, and opinion...

Highlight: Location, location, location: Cartographer Fraser Taylor on geospatial data and development

15/10/2014

In a recent lecture hosted by IDRC, Fraser Taylor, one of the world’s leading cartographers, spoke about the impact of location data on sustainable development. A member of the UN Committee of Experts on Geospatial Information Management and the...

Latest Results

Two recently published open access books present the findings of IDRC-funded research exploring the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. These books provide important insights into the increasingly...
New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaNew research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks

Latest Results

IDRC-funded research is using mathematical modelling to influence local and national policies in China to reduce HIV transmission.    Treatment as prevention Earlier research conducted under Modelling and controlling infectious diseases project...
New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaNew research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks

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 books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in China New research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks

Latest Results

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 books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaNew research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverage Influencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks

Latest Results

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 books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to developmentMathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaNew research shows how social media, crowdsourced data transforms election coverageInfluencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia Canada-Africa grants spur novel ideas, networks
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