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In this issue, learn how scaling science can maximize social impact; find out how a new digital economy is changing the Haitian labour market for young women; and don’t forget to apply to our new call for proposals.

The Canada Gairdner Awards recognize the world’s most creative and accomplished biomedical scientists who are advancing humanity and the world. Join Dr Cesar Victora for an engaging discussion about the links between local research and global policies.

IDRC and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement to support joint research projects in December 2017.

IDRC will participate in and support the 2018 Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering, under the patronage this year of Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.

IDRC-supported researchers will share their experiences with combatting child, early, and forced marriage at the parallel non-governmental organization (NGO) forum during the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women’s (CSW) 62nd annual meeting in New York City.

An important aspect of women’s economic empowerment is their participation in the labour market. A special issue of Policy in Focus addresses this topic with contributions from IDRC-supported research in Latin America and the...

IDRC is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity aimed at fostering effective, long-term climate action to reduce social inequality, promote greater gender parity, and empower women and girls worldwide.

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dr Faleh A. Jabar on February 26. Jabar, who needs little introduction in Iraq and the Middle East, was conducting a TV interview when he fell ill; he passed away hours later in hospital in Beirut.

IDRC is supporting research that studies the most effective ways to empower women, prevent gender-based violence, and make digital platforms work for inclusive development. 

IDRC is investing in local solutions to address climate change-related challenges in India, including heat stress, water management, and climate-related migration.