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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

While low fertility and aging can challenge government social safety nets, a new global study published in Science suggests that modest population declines can improve standards of living.In many countries, couples are having fewer babies – or none...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthProtecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health

Latest Results

There is an urgent need for solid research and policy guidance to tackle youth employment challenges in Latin America.In the region almost 9 million youth are unemployed. Regionally, for every three young workers, two are employed in precarious...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthProtecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health

Latest Results

The state of Punjab spearheaded the Green Revolution that has transformed Indian agriculture. Encouraged by price guarantees, expanded irrigation, and the introduction of high-yielding crop varieties, Punjabi farmers have shifted toward intensive...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health

Latest Results

Livestock diseases have a major impact on farmers’ lives in sub-Saharan Africa. South African and Canadian scientists are developing two livestock vaccines that will be affordable, heat-stable, and provide long-term protection against diseases.   ...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthProtecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agriculture Five diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health

Latest Results

For more than a decade, IDRC has supported a large number of researchers, research networks, and global institutions in their efforts to build stronger, more equitable health systems. Equipped with strong evidence, IDRC grantees are leading the way...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthProtecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan Africa Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health
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