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When countries maintain strong systems to register births, deaths, marriages, and divorces, everyone benefits.

Following the Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund’s first call for proposals, five world-class teams have been funded. Collectively, they represent a cross-section of disciplines, diseases, and regional hot spots,...

One of IDRC’s pioneers passed away on January 21, 2018. Louis Berlinguet joined the Centre at its infancy, at the request of IDRC’s first president, David Hopper.

International Development Week, observed February 4-10 this year, is an opportunity to focus on Canada’s contributions to global development.

Thanks to a bequest from Ramesh and Pilar Bhatia, the David and Ruth Hopper and Ramesh and Pilar Bhatia Canada Fund was established in 2017.

In this issue, learn more about blockchain technology and its potential for human development. Also, discover how online power imbalances are being tackled by Coding Rights, and don’t forget to apply to our call to ensure a food secure Africa.

A new publication is making a unique contribution to the global conversation about the working relationships between policymakers, researchers, civil society actors, and the food and drinks industry to prevent diet-related non-communicable diseases — and offering governments real life lessons on...

In this ROSSA bulletin: Meet Kathryn Toure, the new regional director of IDRC’s sub-Saharan Africa office.

Inclusive growth has become a central idea in most national development plans, but for many it remains primarily an aspiration. Governments, international donors, and civil society organizations lack tried and true mechanisms to promote and foster inclusive growth. Many businesses recognize that...

In this issue, read the research results from our Safe and Inclusive Cities program and don’t forget that the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program 2018 call is now open.