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In the decade since open data first broke onto the global stage, thousands of programs and projects around the world have worked to open data and use it to address a myriad of social and economic challenges. Meanwhile, issues related to data rights and privacy have moved to the centre of public...

Ghanaian and Canadian scientists are engineering plants to remove heavy metals from mine sites.
IDRC small grant is helping researchers in Latin America generate data about workplace carcinogen exposure.
Program halved malaria cases in young children in one district of Burkina Faso.
Implicit social and gender norms limit many of the decisions women make about work.
Why labour markets are failing women — and what might improve their work opportunities.
Improving nutrition and health in the Caribbean by understanding food systems and taking policy action.
Cities in low-income countries are facing increasing threats of waterlogging and water contamination.
Beans are an important source of protein, especially for low- and middle-income households, but consumption is limited by the high energy and water requirements for cooking beans as well as the long cooking time of 2-3 hours.
Maize is Zimbabwe’s most important food staple, but traditional and conventional storage practices do not protect against major pests and pathogens.