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IDRC works with developing-country researchers and institutions to build local capacity through funding, knowledge sharing, and training.

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The GrOW briefs synthesize the findings from this research and offer actionable recommendations for decision-maker.
Over the last ten years, the CPRsouth program has fostered the emergence of policy leaders with the skills and experience to engage in public interest research to inform policy.
In July, a group from IDRC’s Board of Governors travelled to eastern Africa to visit some of the Centre's research grantees in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
More than 2 billion people lack access to a financial account — with women, the poor, and youth facing the greatest barriers to access.
This year’s Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, was attended by close to 1,000 participants including policymakers, agricultural businesses, researchers, and agriculture donors. IDRC hosted several events throughout the Forum, which ran from September 4-8.

Numerous inter-related social and institutional factors are causing concern as to effective responses to the increasing number and severity of forest and wildfires in Nepal, due in similar measure to socio-cultural, politico-bureaucratic as well as global climatic issues. Our binational team of...

The Darakht-e Danesh ('knowledge tree') Online Library is the first open educational resource (OER) initiative in Afghanistan, established to enhance teacher subject-area knowledge, access and use of learning materials, and to foster more diverse teaching methodologies in order to improve...

Understanding how structure, culture, and agency interact at an institution offers insights into how Open Educational Resources (OER) policy development could proceed. And while policy clearly plays an important "enabling" function in institutional OER activities, this does not help determine...

The article outlines a proposal for scaling up the enhanced homestead food production (EHFP) program which provides agricultural inputs along with nutrition, hygiene, and gender empowerment training. This research evaluates the impact of EHFP on dietary intake of women and children and household...

MOOCs have been seen as holding promise for advancing Open Education. While the pedagogical design of the first MOOCs grew out of the Open Education Movement, the current trend has MOOCs exhibiting fewer of the original openness goals than anticipated. The aim of this study is to examine the...

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