The 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) confirmed that forest restoration is expected to help limit global warming and that restoration is biophysically feasible for up to two billion hectares of forests in low- and middle-income countries.
IDRC is pleased to announce the projects and research teams selected for the Gender in STEM Research Initiative (GIST), which aims to increase the contribution of science to gender equality to advance women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and to increase gender analysis in STEM research.
In South Asia, one of the significant challenges to achieving inclusive and equitable quality education for all (Sustainable Development Goal 4) is the large number of children who are out of school or at risk of dropping out.
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.
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC launched the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) to improve policies and practices that will strengthen national education systems within GPE partner countries.
Throughout the developing world, young men and women are facing high unemployment coupled with strong feelings of dissatisfaction with 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.
Large volumes of complex and variable data, often called big data, promise to improve government service delivery, complement official statistics, and facilitate development in sectors such as health, urban development, transportation, and humanitarian response.
The Fifth Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change identifies the key risks for South Asia as increased river, coastal, and urban flooding as well as drought-related water and food shortages, with significant impacts for both rural and urban populations.