A laboratory technician, working in a biosafety cabinet, prepares samples taken from patients with symptoms of covid-19, for a diagnostic test at the Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF). It is the second laboratory, after the Pasteur Institute, authorised to carry out diagnostic tests for Covid-19 in Senegal.
Story
IDRC’s response to COVID-19
Learn moreIDRC’s response to COVID-19

Perspectives

Our experts share insights on the issues and approaches challenging the international development sector today — and the role of research in finding solutions.

International support needed to respond to COVID-19 in low-income countries
Low-income countries need evidence-based policies to respond to and recover from the pandemic.

 Arjan de Haan   

Author(s): Arjan de Haan

 

For African artificial intelligence that is ethical, fair
Africa must take ownership of artificial intelligence to maximize its benefits and mitigate its risks.

    

Author(s): Jean Lebel

 

Nobel winners shine light on experiment-based policymaking
The 2019 Nobel Prize winners in Economic Sciences showed how evidence-based experiments can help improve the impact of international assistance.

 Arjan de Haan    Gillian Dowie

Author(s): Arjan de Haan, Gillian Dowie

 

IDRC Digital Library

Explore

Discover results from more than four decades of IDRC-supported research.