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The anti-dropout pad

One in ten teenage girls in Africa misses school or drops out because of periods, but researchers found a simple solution that will help keep girls in the classroom.

Learn more The anti-dropout pad
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Women worldwide are missing out

Ending economic inequality is one of the biggest policy challenges today. The key is generating solutions backed by solid evidence.

Find out how Women worldwide are missing out

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Spotlight: UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Together with DFID, we support research that helps people adapt to climate change and build better futures through safer cities for everyone. 

News and events

IDRC’s research will be featured at the Gender Equality Forum 2017
IDRC’s research will be in the spotlight at the Gender Equality Forum 2017 in Toronto.
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TTI to host global Evidence to Policy Dialogue
TTI will bring together 40 representatives from research funding organizations, policy research...
Queen Elizabeth Scholars to fund winning projects at 23 Canadian universities
The Queen Elizabeth Scholars program will fund winning projects at 23 Canadian universities, thanks...