Building on the IDRC and Organization of American States partnership which established the Network of e-Government Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean (RED GEALC) in 2003, the joint project Innovations in e-Government in the Americas has strengthened regional capacity to generate and share research evidence. Targeted capacity building and dissemination activities have resulted in a greater ability of both individuals and institutional actors to access research results. This in turn has improved citizen access to public services by linking policy-relevant evidence to government practice.
Research shows that an integrated approach to dengue control—focusing on ecological, biological, and social factors—can reduce vector densities while empowering communities to tackle the conditions that put them at risk.
A new model tested in northeastern Thailand shows that a multi-pronged approach—combining treatment, ecosystem monitoring, and community mobilization—can effectively tackle the transmission of liver flukes.
Ongoing research in Malawi shows that agro-ecological farming strategies—especially intercropping with legumes—bring many benefits in the context of climate change: healthier soils, improved nutrition, and more resilient farming systems.