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Investing in solutions

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. Bringing together the right partners around opportunities for impact, IDRC builds leaders for today and tomorrow and helps drive large-scale positive change.

IDRC was established by an act of Canada’s parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their challenges. The International Development Research Centre Act describes the Centre’s mandate: “to initiate, encourage, support, and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical, and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions.”

The Centre is governed by a board of up to 14 governors, whose chairperson reports to Canada’s parliament through the Minister of International Development.

Our head office is in Ottawa, Canada. Four regional offices help ensure the relevance of our work. They are located in Cairo, Egypt; Montevideo, Uruguay; Nairobi, Kenya; and New Delhi, India. 

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News

IDRC Strategic Plan 2015-2020 focuses on knowledge, innovation, solutions

01/04/2015

IDRC launched its Strategic Plan 2015-2020 on April 1, 2015. Under the theme of “Investing in Solutions,” this plan refocuses the Centre’s vision on producing knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing...

TTI launches closed call under its Phase 2 Opportunity Funds

02/04/2015

​TTI has launched its first round of the Phase 2 Opportunity Fund. This fund complements TTI’s core financial support, provided to achieve think tanks' long-term institutional objectives. Opportunity Fund proposals can include: capacity...

Events

IDRC grantees to present findings at International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation

24/04/2015

IDRC grantees working on climate change research will present findings at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9), taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, April 24-30, 2015. This year’s conference, “Measuring and enhancing...

Highlight: IDRC Evaluation at ReLAC in Lima, Peru

25/03/2015

The 4th International Conference on Evaluation of the Latin-American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematization Network (ReLAC) held in Lima, Peru on March 9-13, 2015 brought together more than 400 researchers, evaluators, and...

 
 
 
Strategic Plan 2015-2020 Investing in solutions
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