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In Memoriam: Remembering Flora MacDonald, former Chairperson of IDRC’s Board of Governors

IDRC was saddened to learn of the passing on July 26 of politician and humanitarian, the Honourable Flora MacDonald. Ms. MacDonald served as Chairperson of IDRC’s Board of Governors from 1992 to 1997. “Flora MacDonald set a shining example as a...

Call for applications: Training program for young South Asian scholars

The IDRC-funded South Asia Research Network (SARNET) is organizing a two-week training program — Labour Economics: Theories, Methodologies and Research Issues — from October 27 to November 7, 2015. Combining lectures by experts and practical...

BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed awarded 2015 World Food Prize

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of the renowned Bangladeshi development organization BRAC, has won the 2015 World Food Prize, “for giving nearly 150 million people worldwide the opportunity for enhanced food security and a pathway out...

Mekong network launches call on job prospects for youth and women

The Greater Mekong Subregion Research Network (GMS-Net), together with IDRC, has launched a call for proposals to gather high-quality development research on better job prospects for youth, women, and low-skilled workers in Mekong countries. The...

Canadian Ambassador urges transparency for entrepreneurs in Vietnam

The entrepreneurial environment is changing in Vietnam. According to a new Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report, more ​Vietnamese adults are looking to become entrepreneurs and those already running a business are receiving more respect from...

At the frontiers of health science: $35 million research program launched

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Finance, announced the launch of the Canada-Israel Health Research Program in Toronto on behalf of the Minister of Health. Managed in part by Canada’s IDRC, the seven-year, $35 million program is a...

Safe and Inclusive Cities: A key entry point to addressing fragility

​Around the world, urban growth is booming. Job seekers are converging on cities to find work, and in many countries urban slums are sprawling. Fragile cities — where municipal powers fail to provide citizens with basic services and shelter — are...

Highlight: Finding the key to unlock Africa’s growth and reduce poverty

When a developing country gets richer, the people living there should too. But economic growth does not always translate into more jobs and income for the poor. In fact, many developing countries are growing in a way that leaves their most...

IDRC honoured for role in Canada's Ebola response

IDRC’s contribution to Canada’s response to the recent Ebola crisis has been recognized with a Canadian public service award of excellence.   IDRC shares the “Exemplary Contribution Under Extraordinary Circumstances” award with 11 other...

IDRC invites applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2016

IDRC is now accepting applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2016 We offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills and gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues. These one-year, paid...

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