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.
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.
IDRC is pleased to announce the release of a new request for proposals (RFP) in partnership with the International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) for a research project on gender and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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.
Africa is expected to change considerably over the coming decades, with doubling population, increased urbanization rates, major investments, infrastructural shifts and increasing political volatility.
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.