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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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Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communities

​In Egypt, palm trees are found in abundance and in various species. Farmers use them as shade on a hot summer day or harvest their sweet date fruits. Bedouin women weave handmade baskets, hats, and lamps using dried palm leaves. The potential uses...


News

IDRC program to focus on digital innovations

08/01/2016

​IDRC’s Board of Governors recently approved a 5-year implementation plan for a new program that will help leverage science and advanced technologies to drive innovation and sustainable growth in developing countries.    The Networked Economies...

Open Development: create, share, engage

29/10/2015

Open development is the free, networked sharing of digital resources for use in broader processes of social transformation. Digital technologies and networked platforms that leverage open source software and open data are empowering people to...

Events

Harnessing data for social and economic impact in the Arab world

09/12/2015

Using data effectively has great potential for Arab countries. While the concept is still relatively new to the region, there is a growing interest among researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to better understand the value of data. IDRC...

Highlight: Examining research funding in Arab countries

11/12/2014

​IDRC brought together senior managers from research funds and granting councils in 12 countries to share their experience on rallying domestic research efforts and organizing competitive calls for proposals.  Expected results Research funders seek...

Latest Results

​In Egypt, palm trees are found in abundance and in various species. Farmers use them as shade on a hot summer day or harvest their sweet date fruits. Bedouin women weave handmade baskets, hats, and lamps using dried palm leaves. The potential uses...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesNew 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

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...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communities 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

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...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesNew 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

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...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesNew 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

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...
Turning palm leaves into wood: Opportunities for Egypt’s rural communitiesNew 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
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