An IDRC-supported special issue on gender-lens investing was recently published in the Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment. Gender-lens investing is a growing arm of sustainable finance that considers and measures contributions to gender equality and financial returns.
This funding opportunity seeks to strengthen science, technology and innovation (STI) in Latin America and the Caribbean to foster the region’s development, by supporting 1) regional collaboration for research and policy uptake; 2) inclusive STI; and 3) strong granting councils and regional coordination agencies.
Amazonian indigenous peoples face mounting pressures over their territories, livelihoods, and cultural survival, and they face the threat of new epidemics emerging from human-animal-environment interactions.
With funding from IDRC, a research team from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study, a large international population research effort coordinated by McMaster University’s Population Health Research Institute (PHRI), is studying why some people get COVID-19 and others do not.
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.
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.
Countries in Central America who are members of the Sistema de la Integracion Centroamericana (SICA) continue to experience significant challenges in developing and implementing policies for science, technology, and innovation (STI), in addition to coordinating efforts in this sector to address issues of national and regional importance.
Throughout the developing world, young men and women face high unemployment coupled with strong feelings of dissatisfaction with their 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.
Throughout the developing world, young men and women are facing high unemployment and experiencing strong feelings of dissatisfaction with quality of life amid weak governance and institutions, increased political instability, and growing state authoritarianism.