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Thirty percent of the net profit from Karen Coffee sales is sent back to Than Daung Gyi women’s groups.
Under the right conditions, digital technologies can contribute to achieving the targets set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030 by fostering economic growth, improving governance, and delivering better outcomes in education and health.

Pakistan has faced political instability and increased economic hardship over the last few decades, which has contributed to deteriorating health services and infrastructure — with women and the poor bearing the brunt of the burden.

For the past four years, an IDRC-supported project with...

The Scaling Science project draws on data gathered from across IDRC’s programming to improve our understanding of the Centre’s experiences scaling research-generated impact.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are critical for economic growth and employment around the world, but their impact is even greater in developing countries. In some regions, such as sub-Saharan Africa, creating a business is the only avenue to employment for millions of young people.


Researchers in Canada, Israel and India believe music can offer clues about the ability of the brain to transfer learning.
November 25 marks the first of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence

When Nyirangaruye Dancilla was widowed she turned to producing banana wine to avoid destitution. Now income from this business enables this Rwandan farmer to save money while contributing to her family’s living expenses.

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IDRC funds research that supports gender equality and facilitates women’s empowerment.
While armed shootouts are increasingly rare in Tabajaras/Cabritos, long-time residents now worry that the neighbourhood is no longer theirs.