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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.

News

Empowering women entrepreneurs in India: Collaboration with WEConnect International

06/03/2015

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...

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

30/01/2015

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...

Events

Highlight: The need for victim support services in India's Criminal Justice System

18/02/2015

Enacting a law is often insufficient to ensure justice. That was the message delivered by women's rights lawyer Flavia Agnes from Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai during a lecture at IDRC's Asia Regional Office on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Her talk...

Highlight: Canadian High Commissioners call IDRC a catalyst for change

17/03/2015

The High Commissioners for Canada to Pakistan, H.E. Heather Cruden, and to Sri Lanka, H.E. Shelley Whiting, visited IDRC's Asia Regional Office on March 4, 2015. The Commissioners spoke with IDRC staff on a number of topics, including 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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