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  • Top aid agency news of 2012

What were big international aid and development agencies doing in science in 2012? Catch up with the key news stories.

SciDev.Net looks back over the past years news from the major international development agencies.

Key stories include Canadas International Development Research Centre closing two of its six regional offices and terminating support for its Innovation for Inclusive Development programme, and Australias overseas aid programme planning to increase research funding by 20 per cent in 2013 and launching a medical research strategy geared towards the needs of developing countries.

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USAID has announced new grants for US universities and colleges to boost research of benefit to developing countries.

Canadas International Development Research Centre is to close two of its six global offices following heavy budget cuts.

A capacity building fund will link up UK and African research teams to investigate water, renewable energy and soil.

An Australian research plan for its overseas aid has pledged new resources and a focus on user-driven and open-access research.

Health research and innovation geared towards the needs of developing countries are the focus of AusAIDs draft medical strategy.

A parliamentary report has suggested a range of measures the UK can take to improve capacity building for science and technology in developing nations.

The US Agency for International Development has upgraded its science advice and launched development labs at top universities.

Link to science and development highlights of 2012

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