This project builds on the work that led to the United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa’s flagship report on Africa’s Development in the Age of Stranded Assets, which was supported by IDRC.
As many countries in sub-Saharan Africa grapple with acute shortages of qualified teachers for their rapidly expanding basic education sectors, the potential significance of continuous professional development is gaining wider recognition.
The International Monetary Fund projects that by 2035, more young Africans will be entering the workforce each year compared to the rest of the world, emphasizing the need for students to learn not only basic reading and arithmetic skills, but also skills that will empower them to face a world that is continually changing.
Substantial improvements in access to education in sub-Saharan Africa have not yet translated into improved learning and life outcomes for marginalized children, especially girls, in underserved communities.
Every day, Africa’s burgeoning community of data scientists, machine learning specialists, and researchers is exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) can contribute to tackling local challenges south of the Sahara.
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a multi-donor initiative supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, IDRC, South Africa’s National Research Foundation, and the German Research Foundation.
The rapid global emergence and spread of COVID-19 is having extensive effects on the health of populations and health systems worldwide and is threatening fragile health systems in many resource-poor countries.
Despite the positive potential and relative progress of open data for development, there are still gaps in creating and sharing high quality, timely, relevant, and accessible data in developing countries.
This project aims to assess the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on national economies and determine the effectiveness of current and potential policy responses in 11 developing countries around the world.