Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions and data science approaches are increasingly being used to identify risks, conduct predictive modeling and provide evidence-based recommendations for public health policy and action.
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.
IDRC, the Israel Science Foundation, the Azrieli Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are pleased to announce the second research competition under Phase II of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and IDRC, on behalf of the Government of Canada, are supporting a rapid research response to outbreaks of Monkeypox in Canada and Africa. The Monkeypox Rapid Research Response competition will launch the week of August 1, 2022.
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.
More than half of the world’s population is excluded from opportunities the rule of law provides, and 1.5 billion people cannot access support to resolve justice problems. IDRC supports research on legal empowerment strategies to address this growing justice gap and to promote vibrant civic spaces.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Knowledge and Information Exchange (KIX) Observatory has published a set of five reports reviewing policy and practice responses in education systems in more than 40 African countries during the pandemic.
Seven implementation research projects were selected by IDRC to advance sexual, reproductive and maternal health innovations in Africa using gender-transformative approaches. Gender-transformative research (GTR) involves examining, analyzing, and generating evidence on what works in addressing the root causes of gender inequalities to create lasting social change in households, communities, and institutions.
Information and Communication
A newly released 18-month scoping study reveals the people and approaches that are being used to counter the information disorder in the Global South. Funded by IDRC, the study identifies successes, challenges, and areas for further research.
IDRC and the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office are pleased to announce a call for concept notes under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative. This call seeks to identify transdisciplinary teams to conduct action-oriented research related to one or more of CLARE’s three research themes: Understanding climate risk, Risk-informed early action, and Developing in a changing climate.
This project enables increased participation of Latin American research institutions, in collaboration with their national science granting councils, in the Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) call for proposals on Recovery, Renewal and Resilience (RRR) in a Post-Pandemic World.
The Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARE) initiative is pleased to announce that its first public call for concept notes will be launched in April 2022. CLARE supports research to enable socially inclusive and sustainable action to build resilience to climate change and natural hazards across Africa and Asia-Pacific.
A new report offers compelling insights into the impact of the pandemic on food systems, as well as on the effectiveness of responses deployed by communities and regional authorities to address these impacts.
Two leading Colombian universities have been added to the effort to build the epidemiological data-analysis tools of the future through IDRC’s grant of CAD1.9 million to Epiverse — a global collaborative of interdisciplinary experts, led by data.org, building an open-source software ecosystem.
The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) is celebrating International Women’s Day by recognizing the important contributions of KIX partners in addressing gender equality and inclusion in education through their work in 70 countries worldwide.