The Global Adaptation Research Program (now known as the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia or CARIAA) is a new partnership between IDRC and the UK's Department for International Development.
Improving employment opportunities for young people with disabilities has been identified as an important policy goal around the world, as evidenced by the 2006 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that was signed by 160 nations, including Lebanon.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) youth have suffered multiple forms of vulnerability, exclusion, and violence, particularly in Central America where homophobia is widespread.
Civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems are a vital component of public administration and contribute to good governance by protecting human rights and enabling access to basic public services.
This project is part of a cross-programmatic effort at IDRC to improve understanding of the linkages between youth engagement, violence, and economic opportunities in Latin America in order to support evidence-based policies in this area.
The Economic Research Forum (ERF), a longstanding IDRC partner based in Cairo, is a prominent regional network of Arab researchers that focuses on economic analysis with increasing attention to multidisciplinary research, gender analysis, and greater regional diversity.
The Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP), created in 2006 by the Government of Canada and the Aga Khan, is an independent research and education centre based in Ottawa that aims to advance respect for diversity as a new global ethic and the foundation for inclusive citizenship.
IDRC’s continued support to the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research’s (CGIAR) programming created a strategic opportunity to provide insight and guidance on gender equality practices, both within research and within the workplace.
From 2013-2017, Asia Justice and Rights and the Papuan Women’s Working Group, a network of local organizations, conducted participatory action research involving 170 indigenous Papuan women to document the experiences of violence against indigenous women.
Throughout the developing world, young men and women are facing high unemployment and experiencing strong feelings of dissatisfaction with their quality of life, in contexts of weak governance and institutions, increased political instability, and growing state authoritarianism.