Throughout the developing world, young men and women are facing high unemployment coupled with strong feelings of dissatisfaction with the quality of life in contexts of weak governance and institutions, increased political instability, and growing state authoritarianism.
This project is part of a larger, multi-donor initiative which is scaling up access to justice for survivors of sexual violence in Pakistan through a partnership between IDRC, Foundation Open Society Initiative Pakistan (FOSIP), and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission for the Status of Women (KPCSW).
An IDRC-funded project in Asia found that distance education can be as effective as traditional face-to-face education in delivering quality teaching and a good learning experience. This finding is particularly significant for remote and resource-poor regions in countries such as Mongolia and Cambodia. The project underscored the importance of choosing appropriate technologies and mediums of distance education based on learner needs, capacities, and the socio-economic context.