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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr Faleh A. Jabar on February 26. Jabar, who needs little introduction in Iraq and the Middle East, was conducting a TV interview when he fell ill; he passed away hours later in hospital in Beirut.

IDRC is supporting research that studies the most effective ways to empower women, prevent gender-based violence, and make digital platforms work for inclusive development. 

IDRC is investing in local solutions to address climate change-related challenges in India, including heat stress, water management, and climate-related migration.

IDRC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of India that enables Canada to continue supporting important research in India that addresses current and future global development challenges in areas including agriculture and environment, inclusive economies, and...

In this issue, learn how IDRC-supported research is improving maternal and child health in the Global South. Discover how social and technical innovations from the SEARCH initiative are tackling eHealth challenges. Also, don’t forget to apply to our call to ensure a food secure Africa.

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, and all present the potential to profoundly transform the lives of smallholder...

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.