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
The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed in Canada is now under way in Guinea. IDRC manages the Canadian partnership that is providing critical support for this important disease-control effort
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced support to 20 research teams that will help identify, test, and deliver practical, cost-effective solutions to improve maternal and child health in 13 countries across sub-Saharan Africa
At the World Water Congress in May, IDRC-funded researchers will present a range of solutions for adapting to the water-related impacts of climate change in developing countries
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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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Join experts from around the world in charting the future of open data to ensure that citizens everywhere benefit. Register for the 3rd International Open Data Conference (May 28-29 in Ottawa) and download the IODC2015 App
WORLD BANK | TOM PERRY
IDRC announces scale-up of four ground-breaking solutions to improve food security in developing countries
The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) announced four new projects to make food more secure and nutritious in developing countries. These projects are part of an effort to scale up the most promising research carried out...
Global Health Research Initiative Secretariat closes
As of April 1, 2015, the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) Secretariat was closed. The Secretariat, housed at IDRC, consisted of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and...
Experts gather in South Africa to discuss research findings from the Safe and Inclusive Cities program
IDRC, the Wits School of Governance’s Public Safety Programme, and GIZ’s Inclusive Violence and Crime Prevention Programme will convene experts to discuss preliminary findings of the Safe and Inclusive Cities research program (SAIC) on April 24...
Highlight: Pioneering study reveals importance of land tenure in Nairobi settlement
The findings of a pioneering study linking services to justice and land tenure were presented in Nairobi on February 5, 2015. The study, carried out by multiple stakeholders, shows that land tenure is critical to improving basic services and access...
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DEVELOPING NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATIONUniversity-Industry Interactions in the Global South
Interactions between firms and universities are key building blocks of innovation systems. With a focus on developing countries, this book presents novel comparative research spanning three continents. The result is a more universal and dynamic view...
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