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The most popular content on our website in 2017 showcased the many the ideas and innovators that are helping make a real difference in the lives of people across the developing world.

In 2017, 29 teams and their 143 researchers joined the growing ranks of grantees benefiting from the career-building support of the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP)....

The trainers had an opportunity to put their newly gained skills into practice.
In partnership with IDRC, LIRNEasia conducted a rigorous survey and analysis focusing on women's access to and use of mobile technology in Myanmar.
Thirty percent of the net profit from Karen Coffee sales is sent back to Than Daung Gyi women’s groups.
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.


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