This project is part of an initiative that will provide evidence and strengthen capacity for bridging the knowledge gap in responding to the growing COVID-19 health crisis both in the short term and in the longer term.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC launched the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) to improve policies and practices that will strengthen national education systems within GPE partner countries.
The Middle East and North Africa region is witnessing conflicts and protracted crises in many countries, including Syria, West Bank and Gaza, and Iraq, that result in massive population displacement to neighbouring countries.
There is a significant gap in data concerning the patterns and drivers of transactional sex, sexual exploitation, and abuse in transactional sex and their implications on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of refugees.
Recent outbreaks of the highly infectious and dangerous Ebola virus in West and Central Africa underscore the importance of rapid diagnostics and surveillance infrastructure, evidence-driven health communications and community engagement activities, and an effective and well-coordinated emergency response to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable populations in the face of emerging pandemic threats.
Despite the well-acknowledged importance of using evidence for decision-making by many development actors, organizations in most countries are not using timely and responsive mechanisms to effectively support evidence-informed policymaking.
This project will promote research evidence and data-informed decision-making and accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in two selected countries in the Middle East namely Lebanon and Jordan.
Low and middle-income countries of the Arab region are undergoing a rapid nutrition transition with increases in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among young and adult populations accompanied by a rise in diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs).