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A fly carrying a deadly parasite is endemic in the jungles of the Iguazu Falls, located where the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet.
The most popular content on our website in 2016 showcased the many ways that practical research outcomes are being used to make a real difference in the lives of people across the developing world.

This dissertation investigates how bridging organizations influence the processes and outcomes of coastal-marine governance and conservation. Novel ways of governing are crucial in conservation to navigate the ''messiness'' inherent in dynamic and socially complex coastal-marine settings. This...

This project supports the continuing global impact of the Seed Alliance, with a particular focus on scaling of technological solutions and supporting entrepreneurship through increased investment in mentoring that supports grantees in developing and scaling their products. Larger grants were...

Homicide and other forms of violence persist at high levels in Rio de Janeiro. This violence overwhelmingly affects low-income, young black men. Past research has rarely examined the relationship of this violence to gender norms nor has it focused on the interplay between urban violence and...

In low income countries the agricultural sector is essential to growth, poverty reduction, and food security. Pulse crops are important components of crop production in Ethiopia''s smallholders agriculture, providing an economic advantage to small farm holders as an alternative source of protein...

It is women and children across developing countries who suffer most from the shocks and stresses to health systems. In South Sudan — a country ravaged by conflicts — limited infrastructure, lack of health information, and severe shortages of health personnel contribute to high levels of maternal and child mortality. Outbreaks of infectious disease and epidemics have similar consequences — the impact of Ebola on maternal and child health in West Africa is one example.
Nearly one in every four people in Lebanon is a refugee. This number is staggering, yet not entirely unbelievable given the protracted and emerging conflicts in the Middle East. A rapid influx of refugees from Syria has catapulted Lebanon from the 69th largest refugee-hosting country to the third largest within the past five years. The country also hosts a large proportion of the world's Palestinian refugee population, comprising nearly 10% of the country's population.
IDRC has more than a decade of experience as a proven funder of climate change and adaptation research.
Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab, on the importance of building cybersecurity in places such as Asia, Africa and Latin America.