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Much of the published work in ICT scholarly journals and conference proceedings is dominated by authors in Northern institutions, and the ICT field thereby lacks content delivered by authors from the global South. In this report, project outputs and a review of the ICTD conference include 42...

The report details activities and outputs of the groundwater management strategy with stakeholders in regional water management in Cliza municipality, Bolivia. Groundwater studies determined the extent of the aquifer, recharge rates, hydraulic properties, and the effect of extractions on surface...

Mobile phones have been shown (though not uniformly) to contribute positively to rural development in many ways, from reducing information asymmetry, to improving functional networks, to increasing access to services and finance. This report uses empirical quantitative surveys and qualitative...

El-Mously’s team developed a ground-breaking extraction technique that, unlike the traditional cutting, is free of noise and pollution, reduces energy consumption, and better protects the safety of the farmers and workers.
Some 290 representatives of Canada’s aid and development community convened in person in Ottawa, with another 191 following conference sessions via webcasts.

In the past 20 years, overweight and obesity rates among Mexican children have increased by nearly 40%. As with many other low- and middle-income countries, Mexico is experiencing this “nutrition transition” as a result of changes in diet, nutrition, and physical activity levels. Overweight and...

Entrepreneurship has been a major driver of growth and job creation in Southeast Asia. But, until now, little empirical research had been carried out on entrepreneurial activity in the region.

Despite their country’s successes in poverty reduction and job creation, Rwandan youth face serious challenges when looking for work. IDRC and the MasterCard Foundation have invested in research to understand these challenges and identify measures to improve youth employment opportunities.

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The increasing rate of obesity in children in the Caribbean is a significant public health and nutrition challenge for the region.
The potato is one of Colombia's most important staple foods and a significant source of low-cost calories for families.

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