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IDRC grantee honoured for work improving farming practices in Nigeria


Nigeria's Osun State University has won the Southwest Nigeria Outstanding University of the Year Award for 2014. The university was recognized for its research project aimed at improving nutrition, incomes, and food security for Nigeria’s rural...

Two IDRC grantees receive “New Digital Age” grants


IDRC grantees The Citizen Lab and the Igarapé Institute are among 10 recipients of New Digital Age grants. Funded through a $1 million donation by Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, the grants are given to organizations that use technology to...


Highlight: Advancing the global discussion on standardizing health data


IDRC-supported researchers from Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, and Vietnam attended two international meetings to help shape global discussions on health data.   Why data matters The importance of collecting and storing health data using a standard...

Putting youth to work in sub-Saharan Africa – experts chart policy options


More than 100 experts, including policymakers, researchers, government officials, representatives from international and non-governmental organizations from around the world, gathered in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss policy options to tackle youth...

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Bulletin — April 2014

Ten times a year, IDRC publishes the IDRC Bulletin, which offers insights into the world of international development research.

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LES DÉCHETS ÉLECTRONIQUES ET INFORMATIQUES EN AFRIQUE<BR>Défis et opportunités pour un développement durable au Bénin, au Mali et au Sénégal

Défis et opportunités pour un développement durable au Bénin, au Mali et au Sénégal

Should joining the information society happen without assessing the risks posed by the flood of equipment into African countries? What strategies and mechanisms can these countries, consumers of computer and electronic products that are often at the...

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Scaling up Intermittent Rice Irrigation for Malaria Control on the North Coast of Peru

New research aims to help control malaria in one watershed in northern Peru.

Malaria is widespread in Peru's arid North Coast because of …

Labour Market Inequality in Brazil and India: A Comparative Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) Study

Think tanks in Brazil and India are joining forces to examine the factors behind wage inequality in their countries and propose policy options to …

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