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Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory killed more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, a Dhaka-based think tank continues to push for wholesale changes to one of the country's most important industries.
How development research helps the global population adapt to climate change.
IDRC celebrated International Women’s Day by hosting a panel discussion on March 8 in Ottawa about women and innovation.
An international research team aims to protect human health and the environment by improving agricultural practices in four Asian countries.
Every year the roughly 492,000 residents of Mukuru lose more than KSh 7 billion (almost CA$91 million).
Evidence from the IDRC-supported project Neglected issues relating to African health systems: An incentive for reform has identified local innovations and reforms as factors that are important in strengthening overall health systems in Niger.
As countries urbanize and economies modernize, greater numbers of Africans are adopting lifestyle changes that drive the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). By 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) projects that NCDs such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease will be the most common cause of death in Africa.
Africa is the most “youthful” continent in the world — more than two-thirds of the population are under the age of 35. With the youth population on the rise and the persistent unemployment crisis, there is a clear need to place youth at the centre of public policy discussions and development priorities.
Recent Ottawa screenings of the award-winning film Little Gandhi: The lost truth of the Syrian uprising, were warmly received by parliamentarians and the public alike.
Long considered pests, insects are now on the menu for farmed fish and poultry in Kenya and Uganda, where scientists are looking for cheaper, healthier ways to boost animal growth and develop the local economy.