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.


Breakthrough study on neglected diseases in China


Researchers in China have produced the first comprehensive study of the geographical spread of 14 neglected tropical diseases in the country, their prevalence, and epidemic characteristics. The breakthrough research was published in the May 27, 2014...

IDRC launches new initiative to increase capacity in health systems research in Asia


Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening InitiativeCanada’s International Development Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce the Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative, a new joint initiative of IDRC’s Governance for...


Asia-Pacific consultation on the role of family farming in the 21st century


​A Regional Consultation for the Asia-Pacific region on the Role of Family Farming in the 21st Century: Achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge by 2025 will take place in Chennai, India, August 7-10, 2014. The event commemorates the UN International...

Making Impact Evaluation Matter in Asia conference


IDRC is co-hosting an international impact evaluation conference in Manila, Philippines, in September 2014.The conference, Making impact evaluation matter: Better evidence for effective policies and programmes, will help promote a culture of...

Lasting impacts: Asia 

Here are a few examples that show how IDRC-supported research in Asia has improved lives.
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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