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In Senegal, neighbourhood women known as godmothers bring vital maternal and child healthcare information to isolated women. Research is finding ways to make their work sustainable and better valued by the national health system.
As the seven-year Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) program reached its halfway mark, 80 African and Canadian experts gathered in Dakar, Senegal, from April 24-27, 2017 to discuss the program’s emerging findings and to hone their research and policy engagement skills.
Global warming is threatening coffee production and the economies of small countries that rely on it to make a living. In Colombia, producers and scientists are keeping a close eye on the situation.
IDRC welcomed the conference’s largest ever audience of more than 150 journalists and communicators.
IDRC supported five regional consultations to explore the role of think tanks and academic institutions in the SDG implementation and monitoring.
What are civil registration and vital statistics systems and why do they matter?
What does it take to ensure agriculture is driving sustainable and inclusive rural economic growth in Central and West Africa?
Of Colombia’s 13 million young people, 4.5 million are neither working nor studying. Youth represent more than half of the registered unemployed, and most young people that work do so in precarious jobs.
IDRC is committed to supporting cutting-edge research led by developing country experts to create lasting change. Building strong partnerships with regional researchers and organizations.
When Tony Muhumuza was appointed Uganda’s national economist for the United Nations Development Program, he was cognizant of the great responsibility that came with his new role.