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Perspectives

IDRC’s experts reflect on the current issues and approaches challenging the international development sector, and the role of research in finding solutions.

Our collaborations with researchers, policymakers, and international development practitioners help to foster leading thinkers with well-informed views. Their diverse insights and opinions represent our commitment to advancing knowledge and using rigorous research to find sustainable solutions to international development challenges.  

Take a look to enjoy fresh perspectives, creative ideas, and astute observations that will encourage you to contemplate the sector’s big issues. 

Low-income countries need evidence-based policies to respond to and recover from the pandemic.
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Africa must take ownership of artificial intelligence to maximize its benefits and mitigate its risks.
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The 2019 Nobel Prize winners in Economic Sciences showed how evidence-based experiments can help improve the impact of international assistance.
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Addressing gender disparities in science improves maternal and child health.
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The world’s cities must become part of the solution for climate change.
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There is no vaccine for African Swine Fever (ASF). So, when traditional containment efforts fail, triggering its spread across large swaths of Asia, the world should be very concerned.
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Significant progress is needed to improve education quality in developing countries.
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Communicating research evidence to key stakeholders is improving maternal and child health policies.
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With the right policies and institutions, governments can reduce inequality and share benefits of AI.
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