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Highlight: Colloquium on effective tools to increase savings in Latin America

Promoting savings among low-income populations in Latin America and the Caribbean has become increasingly important. Encouraging the practice of saving can increase financial inclusion and reduce poverty. However, there is still limited knowledge...

Water resources at risk due to climate change in Latin America

IDRC grantees will join decision-makers from public and private sectors at a regional seminar in Chile to discuss policy instruments to manage climate change risk. Although the scientific understanding of climate change and its impacts has greatly...

Brazil seminar examines how social protection programs affect jobs

IDRC, the UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), and the Colombian Think Tank Fedesarrollo are hosting a seminar on September 10-11, 2014 in Brasilia to discuss social protection and its linkages to jobs, entrepreneurship...

IDRC at the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia

IDRC and partners from four countries will host a Networking Event as part of the official program of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia, April 5-11, 2014. The event focuses on how to create safer cities, one of six subthemes...

Highlight: Debating the complexities of health reforms in Latin America

Health researchers and policymakers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico met in Bogotá in November 2013 to share their experiences of health system reform. IDRC and the Health Ministry of Colombia hosted...

Highlight: IDRC's Fast-start funded partners share findings on climate change adaptation

Researchers funded by the Government of Canada’s fast-start climate finance met at a workshop in Panama City to share preliminary findings and discuss their approaches to research on climate change adaptation with decision-makers from various...

IDRC grantees to share findings on adaptation in coastal areas

People living in coastal areas, especially large cities, are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts such as storm surges and flooding, coastal erosion, groundwater salinization, and sea level rise. Over the past three years, IDRC’s...

The End of Inequality in Latin America?

The Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG) and IDRC are hosting a joint presentation on May 29, 2013, on the “The End of Inequality in Latin America?”Dr Leonardo Gasparini, director of the Center for Distributive, Labor and Social...

Former President of Chile, Ricardo Lagos - Latin America: Social media and the emerging middle class

Social media is changing the nature of state-society relations in dramatic ways.  This is particularly evident in Latin America where an emerging middle class with access to social media tools are redefining how democracy is conceptualized and...

Event highlight: Ecohealth program launched in Colombia

On May 3, 2012, the Center for Studies and Health Research (CEIS) of the Fundación Santa Fé de Bogotá launched the Vector-borne Diseases (ETV as it is known in Spanish) Colombia Ecohealth program, "Reduction of morbidity and mortality of...

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