This project will enhance the use of data from existing household surveys by government officials to analyze the education sector and encourage policymakers to leverage the resulting knowledge on gender, equity, and inclusion to inform their policy decisions.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC launched the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) to improve policies and practices that will strengthen national education systems within GPE partner countries.
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), a steady increase in the consumption of ultra-processed food with high levels of fat, sugar, and salt has contributed to an adult overweight rate of over 50% and an obesity rate of 23%.
Front-of-package (FOP) food labels have been recommended by the World Health Organization and public health experts worldwide as an effective measure to strengthen understanding of nutritional information and help consumers make healthy choices.
The increased production, availability, marketing, and consumption of ultra-processed food and drink products have profoundly changed food systems and are leading causes of today’s pandemics of obesity and non-communicable diseases.
This project will provide funding to the Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Network (LACEEP) to build capacity in environmental and resource economics in the region, including collaborations with think tanks, to influence policy with evidence.
This project aims to build ecohealth leadership at the municipal level in Colombia and Venezuela to address health priorities, including vector-borne diseases and food systems interventions for non-communicable disease prevention.
This project will evaluate the Healthy Municipalities and Communities health promotion program, which is designed to improve eating and activity levels to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks in Argentina.