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Join us for International Women’s Day Knowledge to Action: Improving Women’s Lives

To celebrate International Women’s Day, IDRC is hosting top Canadian and international researchers who will showcase their work on empowering women. Join the conversation about the barriers women face and the innovative solutions that can improve...

The impact of women’s action groups on social and economic change in India

​The Mahila Samakhya (MS) program in India launched in 1989 with the premise that women should be leaders in their own empowerment. The program has mobilised around 1.2 million poor to organize, through collective action groups, and participate in...

South Asian think tanks to share successes, challenges at regional meeting

Around 100 participants will gather in Sohna, India, for the 5th Annual South Asian Regional Meeting of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI), ​from November 18-20, 2015. The Think Tank Initiative, a multi-million, multi-funder effort with commitments...

IDRC's Annual Public Meeting 2015

​Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invites you to attend its Annual Public Meeting.When: Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Where: IDRC, 150 Kent Street, 8th floor, W. David Hopper Room, OttawaIDRC is a Crown...

Highlight: Canadian, African researchers collaborate on study of women's roles in Africa's artisanal and small-scale mining

​Five days, 50 plus researchers, 10 interpreters, 5 languages, many days of travel, and one hotel. These were the basic ingredients of a research training and networking event on women’s livelihoods and empowerment challenges in the artisanal and...

Highlight: Forging the new Indonesia-Canada partnership

Canada and Indonesia share a mutual interest in building a stronger relationship and closer business ties, a recent high-level meeting in Jakarta heard. Areas identified for collaboration include trade, regional security, education, transport...

Highlight: From factory floor to the middle class: Does labour-intensive manufacturing promote economic mobility?

The 48th Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting was held in Azerbaijan, May 2-5, 2015. IDRC sponsored a seminar on incentivizing employment-intensive manufacturing policies as a strategy for growth and job creation in South Asia. The seminar...

Highlight: IDRC sponsors Caribbean symposium on impact of Internet on economic growth

An IDRC-sponsored symposium exploring the impact of the Internet on economic growth and public service delivery in the Caribbean was held in Saint Andrew, Jamaica, on May 12, 2015. Discussions from the symposium will feed into the 2016 World...

Highlight: Think Tank Initiative's 2015 Exchange in Istanbul

The Think Tank Initiative's (TTI) 2015 Exchange brought together nearly 200 participants from across the globe. Representatives from 43 TTI-supported think tanks and a variety of donor organizations and research groups, policymakers, and opinion...

Highlight: Canadian High Commissioners call IDRC a catalyst for change

The High Commissioners for Canada to Pakistan, H.E. Heather Cruden, and to Sri Lanka, H.E. Shelley Whiting, visited IDRC's Asia Regional Office on March 4, 2015. The Commissioners spoke with IDRC staff on a number of topics, including food security...

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