In this issue, we celebrate our experts by launching our new digital space, Perspective; Dr Samuel Pierre wins the 2016–2017 Prix Mohamed El Fasi; and don’t forget to apply to the Doctoral Research Awards and the call for CRVS experts!

IDRC Bulletin logoIDRC Bulletin — May 2017

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Introducing Perspectives

We’re pleased to launch Perspectives, a new platform where IDRC experts share their innovative ideas and reflect on current issues and approaches challenging the international development community.

Take a look to read fresh perspectives on the sector’s big issues.
Forging a brighter future for Haiti through higher education
My #safecities solution campaign
An IDRC Doctoral Research awardee shares her experiences and provides tips to future applicants
Implementing health-related SDGs in West Africa
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Upcoming events
Safe and Inclusive Cities Exchange 2017
Where: Nairobi, Kenya
May 29–31, 2017
Evaluation Conclave 2017
Where: Thimphu, Bhutan
June 6–9, 2017
Past events

Partners from Rimisp at IDRC publick event, Ottawa, Canada

Rethinking Latin America’s rural shift
Our long-term partners from Rimisp presented their research and policy findings about the ongoing transformation of rural Latin America in an engaging public seminar.


Fostering inclusive growth panel at IDRC, Ottawa, Canada

Fostering inclusive growth
The World Economic Forum’s new Inclusive Development Index was presented at an IDRC-hosted panel on April 25, 2017.
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Research in action

Senior GSDPP Fellows, Prof Thandika Mkandawire and Honorary Prof Trevor Manuel

Building Bridges
Building Bridges offers African leaders a safe space to discuss development issues. It aims to close the gap in analysis and thinking between political actors, decision-makers, and policy research experts. Within the first year of the program, a report was created that provides insights on the challenges of development integration in Africa.

The collapse of a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh
The high cost of cheap clothes
Four years after the collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory that killed more than 1,000 people in Bangladesh, a Dhaka-based think tank continues to push for wholesale changes to one of the country's most important industries. Presented in partnership with Canadian Geographic, these stories are published monthly on the Charting Change blog.
IDRC Books
Book cover: Evaluation in the extreme

Evaluation in the Extreme: Research, impact and politics in violently divided societies
Funding of research in and on violently divided societies has increased over the past two decades. This book offers ways to understand the role research might play in developing societies affected by armed conflict, political unrest, and/or social violence.

Careers and competitions
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2017
May 31, 2017, by 4pm (EDT)
Call for civil registration and vital statistics system experts
June 30, 2017, by 11:45pm (EDT)
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