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IDRC funds research that supports gender equality and facilitates women’s empowerment.
IDRC approaches the issue of tobacco use as a threat not only to global health, but also to international development efforts.
As cities expand, climate change compounds the stress on poor communities already struggling with unplanned growth and limited municipal services.
Asian economies are rapidly transforming from East to West, creating jobs for a growing population of young workers.
Learn how Artisan Hub is helping connect traditional craftspeople in developing countries to new and potentially lucrative foreign markets.
In Ethiopia, protein-rich crops of pulses such as chickpeas are no longer playing second fiddle to maize and wheat, a shift that’s transforming women’s lives.

In the wake of the devastating 2010 earthquake, online opportunities are arising that could help resurrect the Caribbean nation. Learn how IDRC-supported research is helping to build women’s skills for the digital economy, and creating job opportunities.

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Improving sheep husbandry techniques could have a significant economic impact in West Africa.
Since the advent of modern excavation techniques in the 1920s, Morocco has become a vibrant mining hub. To this day, the exploitation of the country’s rich mineral deposits has been a key driver of economic growth, with approximately 240 mine sites currently in operation.