Articles tagged with ‘Canada’

Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Image: Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo/World Bank
3 July 2014
Research teams in Asia are using data drawn from firms to produce lessons for policymakers. The aim is to help middle-income countries support SMEs as a pathway to higher incomes and inclusive growth. In South Asia, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account...
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2 July 2014
In the absence of intervention, smoking will kill about 250 million current and future cigarette smokers who are alive today in China, India, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Recent tobacco tax increases in India and the Philippines could significantly lower smoking-related deaths in...
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2 July 2014
Canada’s North-South Institute is incubating a network of research organizations in Southeast Asia to help improve their capacity to provide relevant macroeconomic policy advice. The Southeast Asian Macroeconomic Network, which is expected to formally launch in 2014, is the first of its...
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Colony of human pluripotent stem cells, stained for DNA (blue) and the protein  Oct4 (green). Image: Zandstra Laboratory, University of Toronto
30 June 2014
A new method for testing how human stem cells respond to environmental cues could dramatically improve the ability to harness these cells for regenerative medicine and drug-screening applications. The method was developed by a University of Toronto (U of T) team in...
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Image: Peter Verhoog, Dutch Shark Society
27 June 2014
Scientists from Canada and Australia have discovered that a decline in shark populations is detrimental to coral reefs — information that may prove integral to restoration and conservation efforts. “Where shark numbers are reduced due to commercial fishing, there is also a...
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Image: Colombo, Sri Lanka
27 June 2014
A study is comparing the experiences of internally displaced populations in Sri Lanka and India. How are they rebuilding their lives and what can governments do to promote security and protect livelihoods? Ethnic conflict, natural disaster and changes in land ownership are...
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Coastal town of Gopalpur, Odisha on 13 October, 2013, in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin. Image: ADRA India/ EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection
26 June 2014
Authorities, environmentalists and local stakeholders are working together on India’s east coast to assess the area’s biophysical and social vulnerabilities to climate change. This is helping them develop proactive adaptation strategies to protect the area and those who live in it from...
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This map depicts the migration of Asian women around the world, in response to growing demand for ccaregivers. ©Fulton Design 2014
26 June 2014
Researchers in North America and the Asia-Pacific region are exploring how the reorganization of domestic care work around the world is influencing migration patterns and how migration, in turn, is influencing social welfare and care. Professor Ito Peng of the University of...
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Image: Eric Parker/flickr
26 June 2014
A review of  maternal deaths in India’s Koppal district reveals that pervasive community gender bias contributes to avoidable deaths. Researchers are developing assessment tools for frontline healthcare workers to improve care for women. Because of their low social status, girls and women...
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Viscoelastic coupling dampers (VCDs) consist of multiple layers of viscoelastic material sandwiched between layers of steel plates, allowing them to absorb vibrations caused by high winds and earthquakes. Image: Professor Constantin Christopoulos
26 June 2014
A new technology that reduces vibrations in skyscrapers could significantly reduce the costs of constructing and repairing high-rise buildings in earthquake and typhoon-prone regions around the world. Called the viscoelastic coupling damper (VCD), the shock absorbing technology was developed by Canadian researchers...
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