Since the advent of modern excavation techniques in the 1920s, Morocco has become a vibrant mining hub. To this day, the exploitation of the country’s rich mineral deposits has been a key driver of economic growth, with approximately 240 mine sites currently in operation.
Through strategic investments, IDRC is helping local actors play a more effective role in solving regional challenges while also contributing to the Plan of Action to implement the Joint Declaration on ASEAN-Canada Enhanced Partnership 2016-2020.
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 13:00
Research in Action
SOCIAL CAPITALYOUTHURBAN POVERTYCIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONSGOVERNMENTECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY
While research has widely shown that adolescents require positive social networks and interpersonal connections—that is, positive social capital—to reach productive and socially responsible adulthood, what social capital is, how it works, and how critical it is to reducing levels of youth delinquency and violence is not well understood.
IDRC is a long-time supporter of South Asia's Community of Evaluators to advance evaluation practices in the region. With representation from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, the Community of Evaluators first came together in 2008.
According to the International Land Coalition, between 2000 and 2010, foreign actors and country elites acquired an estimated 83 million hectares through large-scale land acquisitions, 70% of which are in Africa, typically without consulting communities.