The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a high burden of disease in Peru and other Latin American countries and affecting the capacity of health services to provide appropriate care to neglected diseases that persist outside the global spotlight.
In Latin America, the increased release of open government data aims to strengthen the transparency and accountability of governments, build new business opportunities, and improve services for citizens.
The COVID-19 pandemic and confinement are causing severe disruption to labour markets and food security in Latin America, exacerbating structural labour market challenges such as informality, inequality, and low productivity.
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.
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 notable progress to reduce poverty and malnutrition in Peru through a series of government interventions over the past decade, anemia among women and children in rural areas of the Andes is still a major challenge for social protection and national development programs.
While there is a growing body of information available about child marriage globally, relatively little comparative work has been done to examine its different manifestations, experiences and impacts in different settings.
Throughout the developing world, young men and women are facing high unemployment coupled with strong feelings of dissatisfaction with quality of life in contexts of weak governance and institutions, increased political instability and growing state authoritarianism - factors that render societies vulnerable and play a role in radicalization.