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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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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

Robert Hofstede, IDRC’s associate director for climate change, at COP22, Marrakech, Morocco


Research for a climate-smart world
Robert Hofstede, IDRC’s associate director for climate change, is the next scheduled presenter at...
Seeking innovative approaches to improve livestock vaccines
Demand for livestock products is expected to soar in coming decades, representing a key source of...
Investing in government science advice to improve policymaking
A new project funded by IDRC and led by the International Network for Government Science Advice (...