The Think Tank Initiative (TTI) was dedicated to strengthening the capacity of independent public policy research institutions in low and middle-income countries and unlocking their potential to improve people’s lives.
Southern Voice, a network comprising more than 50 think tanks from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, presented its first research findings on how to improve the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a high-profile event in New York.
We want the best research to underpin social and natural progress, but how do we know when research is of high quality? And if we can determine what quality research is made of, how can quality research be cultivated?
Despite high mobile phone penetration in Kenya and the proliferation of eHealth programs, healthcare remains largely inaccessible outside major cities. Research funded by IDRC is now feeding into national policies to ensure greater health equity.
Mobile phones could boost the health of Ethiopia’s underserved rural population. They also promise to enhance the skills and reputation of health extension workers, who are linchpins of the country’s health system.