A recent conference in Ottawa explored the potential of open data to bring sweeping changes in many sectors. The goal: for even the most marginalized communities to have access to vital information, and the capacity to understand, use, and share it
IDRC | G. TECKLES
From improving maternal health care to exploring how to defuse violence in cities or building new skills for better jobs, Asia Research News 2015 provides a snapshot of IDRC-funded research in Asia
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New funding will enable four international research teams to further develop promising research and take their early successes to larger populations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
IDRC/PANOS | PETTERIK WIGGERS
Researchers are harnessing mobile phone technology to provide ethnic minority women in Vietnam with crucial information about pregnancy, birth, and infant care
PHAD | NGUYEN THI THANH HA
In Memoriam: Remembering Flora MacDonald, former Chairperson of IDRC’s Board of Governors
IDRC was saddened to learn of the passing on July 26 of politician and humanitarian, the Honourable Flora MacDonald. Ms. MacDonald served as Chairperson of IDRC’s Board of Governors from 1992 to 1997. “Flora MacDonald set a shining example as a...
Call for applications: Training program for young South Asian scholars
The IDRC-funded South Asia Research Network (SARNET) is organizing a two-week training program — Labour Economics: Theories, Methodologies and Research Issues — from October 27 to November 7, 2015.
Combining lectures by experts and practical...
Highlight: Forging the new Indonesia-Canada partnership
Canada and Indonesia share a mutual interest in building a stronger relationship and closer business ties, a recent high-level meeting in Jakarta heard. Areas identified for collaboration include trade, regional security, education, transport...
Highlight: From factory floor to the middle class: Does labour-intensive manufacturing promote economic mobility?
The 48th Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting was held in Azerbaijan, May 2-5, 2015. IDRC sponsored a seminar on incentivizing employment-intensive manufacturing policies as a strategy for growth and job creation in South Asia. The seminar...
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LINKING UNIVERSITIES AND MARGINALISED COMMUNITIESSouth African Case Studies of Innovation Focused on Livelihoods in Informal Settings
South African universities are mandated to promote scholarship that is socially and economically responsive to local contexts. The contribution of universities to innovation is a key driver of economic and social development, but should be more...
This project will provide funding to the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Network (LACEEP) to build capacity in environmental and
Sub-Saharan Africa continues to deal with high morbidity and mortality rates related to health inequalities and diseases such as malaria,
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