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

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

​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...

Minister Yelich visits IDRC's regional office in Uruguay

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), visited IDRC’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo on February 28, 2015. During her visit, she met Centre representatives as well as...

IDRC announces a new initiative to fight Ebola

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), and the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announce their collaboration to support a...

Empowering women entrepreneurs in India: Collaboration with WEConnect International

IDRC recently announced a CA$560,000 grant to WEConnect International to support its new project, “Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India by Building on Private Sector Initiatives.” The project will leverage the significant investments made by...

Call for applications for 2015 Ecohealth summer course

The eighth annual short ecohealth summer course will be hosted at the University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM) from June 3-16, 2015. Applications are now open to graduate students, professionals, and practitioners interested in ecohealth. The...

Minister Paradis and Canadian NGO leaders at IDRC

The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, was at IDRC to deliver a keynote address at a breakfast organized by the Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) as part of its annual...

2015 designated International Year of Evaluation

The United Nations General Assembly has officially designated 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation. This recognition is the result of efforts made by EvalPartners, the global evaluation partnership of which IDRC is a member. Other partners...

Update: Call for proposals—Scaling Up Food Security and Nutrition Innovations

  Canada’s International Development Research Centre and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada have launched the 2015 open call for proposals under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund.   This open competitive call for...

Former IDRC grantee Harsha de Silva appointed deputy minister in Sri Lanka

Leading South Asian economist and former IDRC grantee Harsha de Silva has been appointed Deputy Minister of Policy Planning and Economic Affairs in the new Sri Lankan government.   De Silva, who has been a member of the Sri Lankan Parliament since...

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