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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...

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.

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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.

The documentary ...

This final technical project report covers the period 01.10.2014 –30.09.2017. During this period, we engaged in a Participatory Action Research (PAR) process to investigate bottom-up accountability in LSLAs in Africa. We focused mainly on how the CFS/FAO Guidelines on the Responsible Governance...

While nationalism and sovereign assertions are on the ascendancy, we live in a world that has never been more connected. But as East Africans, our common challenges and shared aspirations transcend geography and politics. Moreover, globalization, technology, climate change, disease pandemics and...

In the case of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, which claimed over 11,000 lives, the virus propagated faster than reliable data, leaving local journalists facing both an unprecedented epidemic and a shortage of credible information. This project explored the experiences of local...

Violence and injury observatories were developed in Colombia and aim to prevent crime and violence in communities, both locally and regionally. They now exist across the Americas and Western Europe. Despite this, no systematic review has previously been done on their impact for policymakers to...

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