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The GrOW briefs synthesize the findings from this research and offer actionable recommendations for decision-maker.
IDRC’s vision is to support long-term change for those who need it most.
Nakacho was one of just a handful of women at this artisanal mining site who had managed to break away from the roles generally ascribed to her gender to become a part-owner of a mine shaft.
Over the last ten years, the CPRsouth program has fostered the emergence of policy leaders with the skills and experience to engage in public interest research to inform policy.
Juliet Nyambura remembers the day she lost her job as though it were yesterday. She remembers the fear over what would happen to her family without her income, and she remembers the shame she felt at not being able to provide for her children.
In July, a group from IDRC’s Board of Governors travelled to eastern Africa to visit some of the Centre's research grantees in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
More than 2 billion people lack access to a financial account — with women, the poor, and youth facing the greatest barriers to access.
This year’s Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, was attended by close to 1,000 participants including policymakers, agricultural businesses, researchers, and agriculture donors. IDRC hosted several events throughout the Forum, which ran from September 4-8.
In Senegal, neighbourhood women known as godmothers bring vital maternal and child healthcare information to isolated women. Research is finding ways to make their work sustainable and better valued by the national health system.
As the seven-year Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) program reached its halfway mark, 80 African and Canadian experts gathered in Dakar, Senegal, from April 24-27, 2017 to discuss the program’s emerging findings and to hone their research and policy engagement skills.