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IDRC grantee honoured for work improving farming practices in Nigeria


Nigeria's Osun State University has won the Southwest Nigeria Outstanding University of the Year Award for 2014. The university was recognized for its research project aimed at improving nutrition, incomes, and food security for Nigeria’s rural...

Two IDRC grantees receive “New Digital Age” grants


IDRC grantees The Citizen Lab and the Igarapé Institute are among 10 recipients of New Digital Age grants. Funded through a $1 million donation by Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, the grants are given to organizations that use technology to...


Highlight: Advancing the global discussion on standardizing health data


IDRC-supported researchers from Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, and Vietnam attended two international meetings to help shape global discussions on health data.   Why data matters The importance of collecting and storing health data using a standard...

Putting youth to work in sub-Saharan Africa – experts chart policy options


More than 100 experts, including policymakers, researchers, government officials, representatives from international and non-governmental organizations from around the world, gathered in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss policy options to tackle youth...

IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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