The World Development Report released on March 24th examines the tremendous potential, as well as the risks, of the changing data landscape for people in lower income countries. The report is packed with expertise from across the Global South, thanks in part to IDRC.
IDRC is pleased to announce a call for proposals for multi-year research projects on innovative legal empowerment approaches in Africa and South-East Asia. Local organizations will lead the research, which will promote the rights of vulnerable groups and foster more inclusive and accountable institutions.
Over 50 years, we have learned the critical role that research, knowledge, and innovation play in building stronger economies and societies in the developing world. Today, the disastrous impacts of climate change and persistent inequalities, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, are undermining global progress.
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting societies and economies at their core. In the Global South, the pandemic has already increased poverty and inequalities, creating an urgency to redouble efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Glasswing International, an IDRC research partner, is being recognized for its afterschool education and health programs that empower youth and communities. They are one of five organizations to win the 2020 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, which recognizes innovations with proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems and show promise for large-scale change.
Canada is marking the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security, by establishing a five-year awards program in support of the resolution’s goals.
Which programs are most effective for protecting informal workers in Latin America from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic? Which stimulus packages will help African countries build back more inclusive and greener economies? Which interventions will ensure the safety of Rohingya refugees and nearby communities in Bangladesh during and after the pandemic?
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented development challenges in low- and middle-income countries. Governments, international aid agencies, civil society organizations, and the private sector need evidence to mitigate the potentially devastating socio-economic impacts of the pandemic in developing regions, while also building the conditions for a more resilient future.
IDRC joins the global youth-development community to contribute new evidence on youth employment and livelihoods, to share knowledge, and to advocate for evidence-informed policymaking and programming.
A new volume published by IDRC and Routledge explores what works and what doesn't to prevent and reduce violence in urban centres. Contributors draw on findings from 15 ambitious research projects from Safe and Inclusive Cities (SAIC), a five-year initiative supported by IDRC and the UK’s Department for International Development.
IDRC is joining thousands of leaders and advocates from all over the world to revitalize efforts to achieve gender equality at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver from June 3 to 6. Conference delegates can attend several IDRC-hosted events and visit the IDRC booth to learn how the knowledge, innovations, and solutions we support with our many research partners are empowering women and girls.
The University of British Columbia, Canada and Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that solidifies their collaboration in support of evidence-based policy development in Myanmar. This agreement is the first of its kind between a Canadian and Myanmar university.