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IDRC is guided by an international
Board of Governors, which provides our strategic direction, reviews all our activities, and approves budgets. The Canadian government appoints governors on the basis of their concern for, and expertise in science, management, and development issues.
 
The chairperson of IDRC’s board presents an annual report to Parliament through the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
 
IDRC’s day-to-day operations are overseen by the President, who is the chief executive officer. He also sits on the Board. The Senior Management Committee supports the President in setting objectives, overseeing programs, and directing staff.

News

Three new international research projects to address world hunger

15/12/2014

IDRC and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) have announced three new projects to be supported under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF).   A $124-million fund, CIFSRF works to increase food security...

Former IDRC grantee wins design for living award for work in urban agriculture

10/12/2014

Vikhram Bhatt, a McGill University architecture professor and former IDRC grantee, has won the UBC Margolese National Design for Living Prize. Bhatt was recognized for his decades-long work on minimum-cost housing and for more recent work on urban...

Events

Highlight: Youth (Un)Employment: Global problems meet local solutions

23/10/2014

​IDRC and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) partnered to spark discussion on global youth unemployment at a panel hosted by the University of Ottawa in October. The panellists shed some light on the dynamics of youth employment in Canada and in the...

Highlight: 35th World Food Day

16/10/2014

On October 16, 2014, IDRC and CARE Canada marked the 35th annual World Food Day with a conference on the theme “Let’s grow food security worldwide.”   The event at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa focused on how Canada can contribute to food security...

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