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Results for Information and Communication

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Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers

For many rural Africans, radio is a key channel to news, information, and knowledge. For the small-scale farmers who have limited or no access to other media such as newspapers, television, let alone an Internet connection, radio is an essential...

Mentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia

An innovative IDRC initiative is improving evaluation capacities of researchers studying Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD). Developing Evaluation Capacity in ICTD (DECI) provides researchers from five IDRC-funded...

Digital privacy in Asia: Setting the agenda

IDRC-supported research has shown that, as more and more people go online in Asia, digital privacy is increasingly seen as an important political and consumer right. A survey of Asian countries revealed widespread concern among citizens about...

Influencing pro-poor telecommunication policies in Asia

A study on mobile phone use by the poor has resulted in the cancellation of a plan to tax mobile usage in Bangladesh. Surveys on mobile expenditures in several South Asian countries found that nearly half of the poor people in Bangladesh own a...

Promoting knowledge sharing, management, and collaboration through virtual platforms

How can virtual platforms (VPs) better support research and civil society organizations in their research, policy development, project collaboration, capacity building, and dissemination activities?  This was the theme of a Learning Forum hosted by...

Innovative grants program teams up Canadian and Latin American researchers

Canadian and Latin American researchers are jointly pursuing knowledge in a variety of disciplines, generating ideas and building international networks. For example, in Colombia, researchers from Simon Fraser University and the Centro Internacional...

Influencing pro-poor telecommunications policy in Latin America

A research network on telecommunications policy is playing a significant role in influencing pro-poor ICT policies in Latin America. Research conducted by DIRSI (Regional Dialogue on the Information Society) has been critical in building knowledge...

Protecting youth's privacy in Latin America

Mexico and Uruguay have adopted a memorandum of agreement to protect youth's privacy and personal data on social networks. The document – the result of IDRC-supported research – has also become a key reference document for many Latin American...

Media piracy rampant in developing countries

In a landmark report, Media piracy in emerging economies, authors and researchers argue that media piracy in emerging economies results from a combination of high prices for media goods, low incomes, and cheap digital technologies. CDs, DVDs...

Related Projects

HarassMap: Using Crowdsourced Data in the Social Sciences

Women in Cairo are now able to report rape, harassment, and assaults through Harrassmap, a pilot …

Understanding Southern Influence in Cyberspace Security and Governance: Toward a Global Network of Southern-based Cyber Scholars

The securitization of cyberspace - that is, making it a matter of national security - is perhaps …

Broadband Adoption and Poverty: Evidence and New Research Directions from Latin America

Development luminaries like Jeffrey Sachs and Muhammad Yunus espouse the importance of broadband …

Science Granting Councils: An Exploration of Policies and Practices for Building Research Capacity

How low- and middle-income countries support public science has a direct bearing on researchers' …

Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance - Phase II

There is a disparity between the representation of northern and southern researchers in the …

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IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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