IDRC's Regional Office for Asia is located in New Delhi, India. It serves development researchers and institutions in eighteen countries.
 
The region is undergoing rapid and historic change. Economic growth has been unprecedented. Yet there are huge disparities in wealth within countries. Environmental degradation, intensified migration, and increased urbanization are straining infrastructure, fraying relations, and hampering development.
 
Governments are responding by seeking innovative policies rooted in research. Yet the strength of the institutions that would provide these policy options varies from country to country.
 
That’s why IDRC’s focus is on providing support that fosters growth with equity. We’re helping Asians build the capacity they need to tackle these problems using their own resources.

Latest Project

Labour Market Inequality in Brazil and India: A Comparative Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) Study

Think tanks in Brazil and India are joining forces to examine the factors behind wage inequality in their countries and propose policy options to reduce inequality in labour markets.

While these two economies have succeeded in reducing …


News

Governor General visits Canadian-funded food security project in India

06/03/2014

During the Governor General of Canada’s state visit to India, IDRC President Jean Lebel presented the work of researchers who are helping to reintroduce nutritious millets and ease women’s workload with a simple dehuller.Small millets have much to...

Former IDRC grantees honoured with India’s presidential award

10/03/2014

Two former IDRC grantees are among the 126 personalities who were conferred the prestigious Padma awards from the President of India this year.   R. A. Mashelkar, Padma Vibhusan Renowned scientist Raghunath Anant (Ramesh) Mashelkar has been...

Events

Highlight: Tracking China and India's emerging aid policies

07/12/2013

India and China are emerging as major sources of funding through overseas philanthropy, private investment, and government aid. The engagement of these and other emerging economies is transforming the landscape of international giving.This trend and...

Asia Workshop on Communicating Research for Policy Influence: Gender and Food Security

10/02/2014

A 5-day workshop on Communicating Gender and Food Security Research Outcomes for Policy Influence will take place in Mysore, India from February 10-14, 2014. The workshop will be attended by researchers from five Canadian International Food Security...


Lasting impacts: Asia 



Here are a few examples that show how IDRC-supported research in Asia has improved lives.

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Latest Results

A smartphone application developed with IDRC support is helping primary animal health workers (PAHWs) in Laos PDR to quickly and accurately answer questions and treat poultry. The app is also helping farmers raise healthier animals and improve their...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityIndia Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalizationART drugs help reduce HIV transmission, Chinese study findsUsing information and communication technology to improve health in AsiaUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

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India's rapid economic growth has reduced extreme poverty among Indians. Between 1983 and 2012, average real wages grew more than 3% annually. However, for the almost 460 million working-age Indians — who are poised to become the world’s largest...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food security India Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalizationART drugs help reduce HIV transmission, Chinese study findsUsing information and communication technology to improve health in AsiaUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

Latest Results

Providing antiretroviral therapy (ART) to the HIV-positive partner in couples where only one person has HIV can reduce HIV transmission rates, at least in the short term, a Chinese study has found. Results of the study, led by IDRC Research Chair...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityIndia Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalization ART drugs help reduce HIV transmission, Chinese study findsUsing information and communication technology to improve health in AsiaUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

Latest Results

Health systems in countries across Asia struggle to provide access to health services, especially to vulnerable populations. Information and communication technologies like mobile phones are being used to address health challenges. This networked...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityIndia Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalizationART drugs help reduce HIV transmission, Chinese study finds Using information and communication technology to improve health in AsiaUsing technology to deliver quality education in Asia

Latest Results

An IDRC-funded project in Asia found that distance education can be as effective as traditional face-to-face education in delivering quality teaching and a good learning experience. This finding is particularly significant for remote and...
Using smartphones to improve animal health and food securityIndia Labour and Employment Report 2014: Workers in the era of globalizationART drugs help reduce HIV transmission, Chinese study findsUsing information and communication technology to improve health in Asia Using technology to deliver quality education in Asia
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