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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 and between countries. Environmental degradation, growing informal sector, gender violence, and high maternal mortality, 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 Asian innovators and leaders tackle these problems either individually or in collaboration with Canadian and regional partners.

News

Call for applications: Training program for young South Asian scholars

15/07/2015

The IDRC-funded South Asia Research Network (SARNET) is organizing a two-week training program — Labour Economics: Theories, Methodologies and Research Issues — from October 27 to November 7, 2015. Combining lectures by experts and practical...

BRAC founder Sir Fazle Hasan Abed awarded 2015 World Food Prize

08/07/2015

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of the renowned Bangladeshi development organization BRAC, has won the 2015 World Food Prize, “for giving nearly 150 million people worldwide the opportunity for enhanced food security and a pathway out...

Events

Highlight: Forging the new Indonesia-Canada partnership

14/07/2015

Canada and Indonesia share a mutual interest in building a stronger relationship and closer business ties, a recent high-level meeting in Jakarta heard. Areas identified for collaboration include trade, regional security, education, transport...

Highlight: From factory floor to the middle class: Does labour-intensive manufacturing promote economic mobility?

15/06/2015

The 48th Asian Development Bank (ADB) annual meeting was held in Azerbaijan, May 2-5, 2015. IDRC sponsored a seminar on incentivizing employment-intensive manufacturing policies as a strategy for growth and job creation in South Asia. The seminar...


Lasting impacts: Asia 



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