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Within the last two decades, women's empowerment has been the central theme of international development policy and practice. This article seeks to elucidate the challenges of integrating gender in a development project to empower women. Drawing on the wider literature on women's empowerment, it...

IDRC is at the midpoint of its Strategic Plan 2015-2020. To support a strategic planning review this paper aims to provide information that will facilitate a clear understanding of the merits of different research for development (R4D) models and approaches as they relate to influencing policy...

As the seven-year Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) program reached its halfway mark, 80 African and Canadian experts gathered in Dakar, Senegal, from April 24-27, 2017 to discuss the program’s emerging findings and to hone their research and policy engagement skills.
Following the rupture of a large dam in southeastern Brazil, metal waste and mud flowed downstream, contaminating the water and wreaking havoc as the worst environmental disaster in the nation’s history. Adalto Bianchini's research is helping the country rewrite its rules on one of its most precious resources.
IDRC welcomed the conference’s largest ever audience of more than 150 journalists and communicators.
IDRC supported five regional consultations to explore the role of think tanks and academic institutions in the SDG implementation and monitoring.
What are civil registration and vital statistics systems and why do they matter?

This report is based on on-going research on natural resource governance and land grabbing in four selected communities in Cross River State, Nigeria. Tension and violent conflicts based on land and forests issues are on the increase in Nigeria. Communities' lands and forests are unique assets...

Performance-based financing (PBF) is being widely implemented to improve healthcare services in Africa. An essential component of PBF involves conducting community verifications, wherein investigators from local associations attempt to trace samples of patients. Community surveys are...

Depuis la Charte du Mandé, les droits fondamentaux qui sont la Terre, l'Eau pour vivre dans la Dignité et du fruit de son travail n'ont pas trouvé d'écho significatif dans nos textes de lois et encore moins dans leur application. Les droits des communautés ont été sans cesse bafoués, vus comme...