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Why We Do It
Lasting change most often comes from within and frequently from the ground up. Since 1970, IDRC has supported researchers working with their communities to build a better future,  
 
We believe that research and innovation hold the keys to progress in developing countries. Our programs respond to evolving priorities in a fast-changing world by
  • fostering science and innovation
  • strengthening health systems
  • boosting agriculture production and food security
  • promoting equitable growth.
Working with some of the brightest minds in the world, we focus on achieving results. Our efforts lead to healthier people, higher incomes, cleaner environments, and responsible governments.
 
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Why We Do It
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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