Current food systems are unable to meet the needs of millions of people who suffer from hunger, micronutrient deficiencies or diet-related chronic diseases and are highly vulnerable to environmental stressors.
The newly released annual report on the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) shows that the initiative — the largest education fund of its kind — is closing the gap between research innovation and policy impact.
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.
Based on experience in farmer participatory crop breeding and seed-delivery systems in Africa, this project will support national public crop-breeding teams to conduct crop-variety trials of a range of food crops on-station and on-farm, allowing for the best-suited crop varieties to be officially released for seed production and supply to farmers.
Over the next three years, 12 new research projects supported by IDRC will address the gender barriers that hinder women’s access to economic opportunities, while supporting sustainable climate-resilient recovery.
This project, known as the "Multisectoral and Transformative Approaches to Rites and Initiations for Maternal, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights of Adolescent Girls", is an innovative response to promote gender equality and protect young girls from early pregnancy in Togo.
This project seeks to understand how governments and citizen groups have organized responses to the COVID-19 crisis, and the social, political, and institutional dynamics that shaped responses in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Central America’s Northern Triangle (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) is well known for its high rates of violence and poverty, correlated with high rates of migration under vulnerable conditions.
This project will study the effects of COVID-19 on the health of refugees and Indigenous populations in parts of rural Guatemala that are experiencing recent waves of refugees migrating into Indigenous communities.