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Supporting local research, finding lasting solutions

To achieve self-reliance, poor communities need answers to questions like: How can we grow more and healthier food? Protect our health? Create jobs? A key part of Canada’s aid program since 1970, IDRC supports research in developing countries to answer these questions.
 
IDRC also encourages sharing this knowledge with policymakers, other researchers, and communities around the world. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most.
 
A key member of Canada’s foreign aid program, we are one of the world’s leaders in generating and applying new knowledge to meet the challenges facing poor countries.
  • Who: We are a Canadian Crown corporation established in 1970.
  • What: We help developing countries use science and technology to find solutions to local problems.
  • Why: Our efforts lead to healthier people, higher incomes, cleaner environments, and responsible governments.
  • Where: Our head office is in Ottawa. Our regional offices are located in Montevideo, Uruguay; Cairo, Egypt; Nairobi, Kenya, New Delhi, India.
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IDRC appears before Senate Standing Committee on National Finance

19/11/2014

IDRC Acting Vice-President of Programs and Partnerships, Stephen McGurk and Vice-President of Resources and CFO, Sylvain Dufour, appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on National Finance on November 4, 2014. IDRC was invited to appear before...

IDRC grantee wins Danielle Mitterrand 2014 Environmental Prize

25/11/2014

The Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental (SPDA, the Peruvian society for environmental law) has received the Danielle Mitterrand 2014 Prize, granted by the Fondation France Libertés. SPDA was recognized for its work on protecting indigenous...

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