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Treating and reusing water from sinks and baths has helped many small farming families in the Middle East deal with an extreme water shortage. This, in turn, has significantly boosted their incomes. The success of IDRC-supported household “greywater” projects in Jordan, Lebanon, and the West Bank has also moved national governments and international agencies to incorporate greywater reuse into long-term plans to combat the region’s deepening water crisis.

Fostering high growth enterprises is key to employment creation, productivity, and economic growth. This report assesses the current policy context for young enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa and outlines policy tools and instruments, both...

Issues relating to the size of manufacturing firms are central to the discussion of development strategies. This book offers an interpretation of growth trajectories in the size-structure of enterprises in the manufacturing sector of selected Asian...

India Emerging: The Reality Checks supplies a modern approach to understanding the dichotomy between growth and development. This book examines three key areas: the high growth sectors of India’s economy, those sectors that have been bypassed in...

This book documents the regulatory framework covering quality assurance in distance education in several Asian countries. It draws on the experience of 16 distance education and e-learning institutions to reveal their main challenges in developing...

Babesiosis is a disease of cattle and buffaloes caused by Babesia bovis, a parasite transmitted by ticks.
IDRC funds research that supports gender equality and facilitates women’s empowerment.
IDRC approaches the issue of tobacco use as a threat not only to global health, but also to international development efforts.
As cities expand, climate change compounds the stress on poor communities already struggling with unplanned growth and limited municipal services.
Asian economies are rapidly transforming from East to West, creating jobs for a growing population of young workers.