The goal of IDRC’s Canadian Partnerships program is simple: foster innovative approaches to development challenges by linking academic and practitioner communities in Canada and in developing countries.
Our mandate is based on the belief that sharing knowledge, ideas, and skills across sectors and regions will contribute to global equity, prosperity, and a sustainable environment.
How do we do it?
We fund research and related activities carried out by Canadians from across different sectors (universities and non-governmental organizations), often in collaboration with their counterparts in developing countries. We support activities that have the potential to influence policy and practice. Most of our more than 50 recipients a year receive funds through our small grants program.