IDRC President Jean Lebel announced the recipients of the first annual Women, Peace and Security Research Award in a ceremony hosted on 10 February by the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The partnership for evidence and equity in responsive social systems (PEERSS) aims to advance evidence-informed policymaking, primarily in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), to address social challenges, with a focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Partnership for Evidence and Equity in Responsive Social Systems (PEERSS) recently released its third newsletter to highlight the exciting work that partners are doing to advance evidence-informed policymaking (EIP) in their countries.
Building on their existing commitments to advance the timely and effective use of evidence in policy and decision-making, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and IDRC have jointly increased their support to the Rapid and Responsive Evidence Partnership of teams in low- and middle-income countries.
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 in the short-term and longer term.
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.
As they become an essential part of the digital experience, online platforms such as Facebook, Amazon, Uber, AirBnB, and Twitter are having a direct bearing on social inclusion and opportunity in many spheres of life for people around the world.
Democratic transformations in the Arab world have reignited debate around the need for more inclusive political systems where the rights of different ethnic and religious groups are a priority in the transition period.