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Joining forces with other donors

Most of IDRC’s funding comes from the Government of Canada. During 2009–2010 Parliamentary appropriations totalled $174 million, representing 81% of IDRC’s budget.

IDRC also joins forces with other funders to increase the resources going toward research that addresses the needs of developing countries. At March 31, 2010, we were involved with 20 partners in 50 multi-year donor agreements worth $322.1 million.  These donor partners include bilateral aid agencies, multilateral organizations, foundations, and the private sector. Since 1979, IDRC has entered into agreements with more than 175 donors.
 
These collaborations have co-funded large and long-term research programs, such as:
We also join with other Canadian agencies to create opportunities for researchers from Canada and the developing world to collaborate on research of common interest. These programs include:
And IDRC collaborates with the three Canadian granting councils — the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council — in the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change.
 

Latest Results

A smartphone application developed with IDRC support is helping primary animal health workers (PAHWs) in Laos PDR to quickly and accurately answer questions and treat poultry. The app is also helping farmers raise healthier animals and improve their...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock research

Latest Results

From refugee camps in Jordan and Sudan, to natural disasters in Haiti and Pakistan, to famines from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, conflicts and natural disasters occurring in the last several decades have pushed the global humanitarian system to...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food security Charting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock research

Latest Results

Livestock ownership plays a vital role in ensuring that households have a more diversified, higher-protein diet. But research has shown that the extent to which livestock contributes to food security depends on household dynamics — whether women own...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian response Examining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock research

Latest Results

Women's participation in livestock markets can help improve their welfare and that of their families. Understanding how and why women participate can help identify ways of increasing their participation and the benefits. Research on this issue...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food security Participating in markets can help improve women’s welfareMainstreaming gender issues in livestock research

Latest Results

While women make up more than 40% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, they control less land than men and are less likely to use purchased inputs such as fertilizers. They also participate less in agricultural markets as a...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityCharting the future of Canada's humanitarian responseExamining the links between livestock ownership, gender, and food securityParticipating in markets can help improve women’s welfare Mainstreaming gender issues in livestock research
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IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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