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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...

Safe and Inclusive Cities: A key entry point to addressing fragility

03/07/2015

​Around the world, urban growth is booming. Job seekers are converging on cities to find work, and in many countries urban slums are sprawling. Fragile cities — where municipal powers fail to provide citizens with basic services and shelter — are...

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Researchers, health advocates to meet at University of Ghana to debate health policy issues in West Africa

22/06/2015

Approximately two dozen mid-career academics, researchers, civil servants, and civil society advocates will gather at the University of Ghana’s School of Public Health June 22-23, 2015 to deliberate how to strengthen health policy and systems within...

Highlight: IDRC sponsors Caribbean symposium on impact of Internet on economic growth

12/05/2015

An IDRC-sponsored symposium exploring the impact of the Internet on economic growth and public service delivery in the Caribbean was held in Saint Andrew, Jamaica, on May 12, 2015. Discussions from the symposium will feed into the 2016 World...

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Bulletin — Summer 2015

Ten times a year, IDRC publishes the IDRC Bulletin, which offers insights into the world of international development research.

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PUBLIC ACCESS ICT ACROSS CULTURES<br>Diversifying Participation in the Network Society

PUBLIC ACCESS ICT ACROSS CULTURES
Diversifying Participation in the Network Society

Public access venues – most often Internet café in cities and state-run rural telecentres – are places where people can use computers and the Internet. This volume offers the first systemic assessment of the impact of shared public access in the...

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Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance III

This project will address the gaps in research on how openness can contribute to better development outcomes. What are the benefits, costs, and risks …

Regional Peace and Security Architecture: An Initiative for Building the Capacities of Security Agencies and Civil Society in Eastern Africa

This project will allow the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) to organize a regional round table for security sector …

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