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Projects and success stories

An entrepreneurial farmer employing water harvesting in Ethiopia.

Examining women’s early labour market transitions in sub-Saharan Africa

The way in which young women transition from school to work greatly affects the quality of their economic lives. This project will study factors that can affect labour market outcomes for women in Eastern and West Africa.

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Empowering women-owned businesses in India

The opportunity to have a secure source of income is changing lives in India

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Spotlight: Global Affairs Canada

Our work with Global Affairs Canada creates healthier futures for mothers and children, increases food security, and makes development data freely accessible.

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Challenging gender-based violence through family law reform
Women’s Learning Partnership and IDRC are launching a joint initiative to reform discriminatory...
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IDRC proud to join Canada’s efforts in helping and protecting refugees and migrants
On September 19, 2016, the right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, announced...
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Informing adaptation in a 1.5-degree world: IDRC at the 1.5 degrees international conference
IDRC and a number of partners and grantees from the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in...