The Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) facilitates the use of evidence by policymakers and stakeholders to clarify priority development problems and causes, frame options to address them, and identify implementation considerations in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia.
The Government of Canada research funders have joined efforts to support Canadian and African research teams to contain the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as potential future outbreaks, more readily.
Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) – East Africa spurs transformative change to advance gender equality in the world of work, with a focus on gender segregation, unpaid care, and women’s collective agency.
Africa has the youngest and fastest-growing population in the world. Over the next decade, an estimated 122 million young Africans will join the labour force, only to discover that there are limited employment opportunities available to them. In 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that 12 million young people were unemployed in sub-Saharan Africa and 65 million young people were working but living in poverty.
Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar is a five-year partnership that nurtures a new generation of young actors to promote inclusion, gender equality, respect for diversity, and prosperity for all in Myanmar.
Housed at IDRC, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) was a global resource hub that actively supported national efforts to develop, strengthen, and scale up sustainable civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems that work for all, especially women and girls. Funded by Global Affairs Canada and IDRC from December 2015 to July 2021, its role was to facilitate access to technical assistance, global standards and tools, evidence, and good practice, with a strong commitment to gender equality.
The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) was dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent policy research institutions in the developing world. Launched in 2008 and managed by IDRC, TTI was a partnership between five donors. The program ended in 2019.
The Information and Networks in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa (INASSA) program focuses on producing and sharing credible, high-quality evidence on the influence of digital initiatives in governance, science, learning, and entrepreneurship.
Science granting councils are central to funding and catalyzing research and innovation. A recent scoping study supported by IDRC in 17 Sub-Saharan African countries underscored the increasingly important role of these councils in national science systems.
Canada’s International Development Research Centre, in partnership with the Azrieli Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), is supporting cutting-edge biomedical research under a new program.
As globalization, the communications revolution, global warming, and other forces reshape our world, we face opportunities and challenges with multiple social, economic, environmental, and cultural dimensions.
Climate change is already happening, and its effects are being felt in many places. But relatively little is known about how to cope and adapt to it. IRIACC aims to address this knowledge gap through rigorous research in Canada and across four continents.
The International Research Chairs Initiative (IRCI) is a seven-year, CA$8 million research program that pairs top research talent from universities in Canada with their counterparts in developing countries to address key development challenges.
The Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) initiative seeks to improve maternal, newborn, and child health outcomes by strengthening health systems, using primary healthcare as an entry point.