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.


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...

2014 John G. Bene Fellowship awarded to McGill student Theraesa Coyle


​Theraesa Coyle, a graduate student in geography at McGill University, is the 2014 recipient of the John G. Bene Fellowship. Coyle’s research will examine traditional home gardens in Kerala, India. These gardens are among the most sophisticated...


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...

Highlight: CARIAA introduces research consortia to regional stakeholders in Nepal


The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) introduced four consortia to regional stakeholders in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 30, 2014. The consortia bring together institutions with complementary strengths in research...

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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