Wilson Sauto, 38, a home based counsellor in Kamunhukamwe village, Nyanga.
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IDRC supports research in developing countries to create real and lasting change. This knowledge can be used as a tool for addressing pressing global challenges. We share it with others by:

  • providing developing-country researchers with financial resources, advice, and training to find solutions to local problems;
  • sharing our knowledge with policymakers, researchers, and communities around the world;
  • fostering new talent by offering fellowships and awards; and
  • putting new knowledge into the hands of those who can use it best to address global challenges.

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

Projects

Explore more than 1,000 research projects we’ve supported over the past decade.
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For the past 35 years, the Diamalaye (Malika) landfill in the city of Pikine has been receiving all the domestic and industrial garbage from greater Dakar, Sénégal.

North Of Sahara, South Of Sahara, Senegal

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Namibia aspires to a standard of living comparable to that of developed countries by the year 2030.

North Of Sahara, South Of Sahara, Namibia

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It is now generally accepted that affordable, effective telecommunication services play an integral role in development.

Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Laos, Pakistan, Philippines

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In Cambodia new information and communication technologies (ITCs) are almost nonexistent outside the major cities.

Cambodia, Far East Asia, Central Asia, South Asia

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The benefits and value-added of working collaboratively have been demonstrated in the development of software by the open source community.

North Of Sahara, South Of Sahara

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The Digital Review of Asia Pacific (DirAP) has a mission to generate new knowledge and literature about the state of practice of information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) in the Asia-Pacific region.

Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia

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The goals of the Mozambique Information and Communication Technology Micro and Small Enterprises Incubator (MICTI Incubator) are twofold: to identify sustainable opportunities for technology-based businesses in priority development areas; and to test the assumption that technology-based businesses can mentor the development of micro enterprises in these areas.

Mozambique, North Of Sahara, South Of Sahara

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Inter-community disturbances can have both disempowering and empowering effects on women and gender relations.

India, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia

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Over the past decade, the African continent has witnessed a proliferation of transitional justice mechanisms borrowed from other countries.

North Of Sahara, South Of Sahara

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Civil society (associations, private sector) has an essential role to play in the implementation of development activities that fall to local communities.

North Of Sahara, South Of Sahara, Ghana, Mali

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