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Investing in government science advice for better policymaking
A new project funded by IDRC and led by the International Network for Government Science Advice (...
Sharing knowledge to empower women in South Asia
Eight research teams share findings on gender equality and economic growth at South Asia meetings.
A nurse vaccinates a child in Beirut, Lebanon.

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New research institute in Lebanon to address regional health priorities
IDRC provides key support to global health research in the Middle East and North Africa.

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A new project funded by IDRC and led by the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) seeks to facilitate the flow of information between academia and governments to ensure that sound scientific evidence informs policymaking.


Event Dates: October 10, 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka and October 12, 2017 in Delhi, India

For more than four years, research teams under the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program have been studying the challenges women face in accumulating assets and pursuing...

The American University of Beirut has announced the establishment of the Global Health Institute to serve as a regional hub for interdisciplinary research and capacity building in global health.

Findings on women and mining will dominate the Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program policy forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Participants will review evidence and discuss options for removing the barriers that prevent women from fully participating in, and benefiting from,...

In this issue, we invite you to watch our CRVS Expert Talk series. Catch the highlights of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada Conference, and don’t forget to apply to our call to strengthen engineering research and training in Africa. 

IDRC-supported research is contributing to discussions at the Sustainable Development Impact Summit in New York on September 18 and 19, 2017.

An event featuring excerpts from the IDRC-supported documentary Little Gandhi —The Lost Truth of the Syrian Uprising is being co-hosted by the permanent missions of Canada and the EU to the United Nations and the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces,  on...

How are agricultural innovations key to more inclusive economies and greater prosperity for Africa? Can advanced research programs provide solutions to critical issues of malnutrition, food insecurity, and endemic poverty? IDRC staff are discussing these and other critical issues at the 2017...

The call for nominations for the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for early-career women scientists in the developing world is open.

Researchers and practitioners gathered in Montreal on August 11, 2017 to discuss the potential of child care to benefit women through improved economic opportunities and empowerment as part of a one-day conference in Montreal,...