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This thesis examines the lived experiences of African journalists involved in the recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. It contends that African journalists did not cover the crisis efficiently because of several barriers. The EVD epidemic is believed to have begun in December 2013 and has...

The issue of providing liveable low income housing in South Africa has been a highly contested social issue, complicating policy and development processes. The technical, logistical and political hurtles are extensive, and in a historical context that makes these concerns all the more...

From March 2015 to June 2016 the Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) implemented a research project on wage employment creation in agriculture and agro- processing sectors. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funded about 44% of the total cost of the...

Mobile phones have been shown (though not uniformly) to contribute positively to rural development in many ways, from reducing information asymmetry, to improving functional networks, to increasing access to services and finance. This report uses empirical quantitative surveys and qualitative...

Some 290 representatives of Canada’s aid and development community convened in person in Ottawa, with another 191 following conference sessions via webcasts.

In the past 20 years, overweight and obesity rates among Mexican children have increased by nearly 40%. As with many other low- and middle-income countries, Mexico is experiencing this “nutrition transition” as a result of changes in diet, nutrition, and physical activity levels. Overweight and...

El-Mously’s team developed a ground-breaking extraction technique that, unlike the traditional cutting, is free of noise and pollution, reduces energy consumption, and better protects the safety of the farmers and workers.
Entrepreneurship has been a major driver of growth and job creation in Southeast Asia. But, until now, little empirical research had been carried out on entrepreneurial activity in the region.

Despite their country’s successes in poverty reduction and job creation, Rwandan youth face serious challenges when looking for work. IDRC and the MasterCard Foundation have invested in research to understand these challenges and identify measures to improve youth employment opportunities.

In St Kitts-Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago, partnerships between the agriculture, health, and education sectors have united in a "Farm to Fork" effort to tackle childhood obesity