With funding from IDRC, a research team from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a large international population research effort coordinated by McMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), is studying why some people get COVID-19 and others do not.
As the health, economic, and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic grip the world, grassroots communities and organizations are developing their own coping mechanisms. They are supporting each other, distributing resources, and fighting misinformation, all while building resilience.
IDRC and the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health have launched a call for research ideas to strengthen policy interventions, population health, environmental sustainability, gender, and social equity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
The Directory of Experts is a free online platform that hosts a global community of vetted experts and organizations working in civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems. This new tool makes it easy to connect directly with experts.
The Knowledge and Innovation Exchange, a partnership between IDRC and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), launched the third of four regional competitive calls to generate and mobilize innovative knowledge for education challenges shared across GPE member countries.
IDRC’s support for applied research on climate change adaptation began more than a decade before climate change became a climate crisis. Together with like-minded donors, IDRC has helped establish strong foundations for climate change adaptation research.
The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) will award CA$3.5 million to a project that seeks to scale up educational innovations in developing country contexts by building knowledge and capacity.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and data science are key tools to support public health responses to COVID-19. IDRC and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) are providing up to CA$10 million to support AI and data research and innovations in the Global South to assist the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery.
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Together with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), IDRC has awarded CA$11.1 million to four regional learning partners who will design and operate hubs for the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX).
IDRC is among the agencies proudly representing Canada at the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Madrid, Spain, from December 2–13.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to three development economists — Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer — who pioneered the use of an experiment-based approach.
IDRC is pleased to join scientists, gender scholars, and policymakers at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Gender Summit in Singapore from August 28–30. This year’s theme is Diversity and Gender in Science: Enhancing the Value of Research and Innovation.
The Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) is pleased to announce a global call for proposals to help improve education outcomes around the globe. This joint endeavour between the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC, with a budget of approximately CA$82 million, will adapt and scale proven education innovations in the Global South.
IDRC and the Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems have launched the knowledge brief Strengthening CRVS systems, overcoming barriers, and empowering women and children.