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.
The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan in August 2021, accompanied by the withdrawal of the international military presence, generated a humanitarian and political disaster that is likely to last for years.
The fall of the government in Afghanistan in August 2021, with the withdrawal of the international military presence, has generated a humanitarian and political disaster that is likely to last for years.
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 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.
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.
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.
Developing countries are expected to be disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis because these societies may be more vulnerable to higher infection rates and greater death rates due to weaker health systems.