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Agriculture and Environment

Agriculture and Environment

Food, water, and a healthy environment are essential to human well-being. They are also building blocks for more sustainable and equitable development. But these resources are threatened around the world—more so in developing countries.
Canadian Partnerships

Canadian Partnerships

IDRC’s Canadian Partnerships program supports scientific, academic, and development communities in Canada to work on complex global issues, often with partners based in developing countries.
Donor Partnerships

Donor Partnerships

To create healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies, strong partnerships with other donor organizations are essential. IDRC’s Donor Partnerships Division helps develop relationships with research funders and international...
Evaluation

Evaluation

Evaluation is integral to IDRC’s work. It forms an important part of the evidence base for understanding how research contributes to solving development problems. IDRC strives to be an accountable learning organization by conducting formal...
Fellowships and Awards

Fellowships and Awards

IDRC’s Fellowships and Awards program supports Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries to acquire more practical and research-oriented knowledge. From graduate students conducting applied research with African...
Global Health Policy

Global Health Policy

Fair access to health and health care is an essential component of a healthy society. IDRC’s Research for Health Equity program supports research in developing countries that targets the root causes of inequity and poor health. We also fund research...
Science and Innovation

Science and Innovation

Science, technology, and innovation (STI) can drive economic growth, help solve social and environmental problems, and reduce poverty. All countries need to develop the capacity to produce and use science and technology themselves, and adapt...
Social and Economic Policy

Social and Economic Policy

Public policy can help reduce poverty and promote greater social equity in developing countries. Strong, informed policies can help establish more stable economies with decent work opportunities for the poor, build peaceful societies, and advance...

Latest Results

Increasingly, popular sites such as Wikipedia, the world's largest free source of information, shape our understanding of the world. But researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute have found that the online encyclopedia is not always the...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

Latest Results

For many rural Africans, radio is a key channel to news, information, and knowledge. For small-scale farmers who have limited or no access to other media such as newspapers, television, or the Internet, radio is an essential part of their daily...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to Wikipedia Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

Latest Results

The International Center for Transitional Justice defines transitional justice as the “the set of judicial and non-judicial measures…to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses. These measures include criminal prosecution, truth...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

Latest Results

​In many rural and peri-urban areas around the world, water used for human consumption is being contaminated with human pathogens, heavy metals, and other dissolved compounds. As a result, millions of families lack access to safe water. Families...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community level Evaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

Latest Results

Over the last three decades, 4,000 doctors have left Ethiopia for specialized training abroad. But very few return home to practice their specialty. Now, thanks to the Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM)...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia
Research ethics: IDRC’s principles
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