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Today, problems faced by developing countries are increasingly global in nature. At IDRC, we believe that collaboration is essential to addressing the challenges we all face in a globalized world. Problems such as emerging diseases, climate change, environmental degradation, and struggling economies know no borders or boundaries. Often, these challenges can benefit from a multi-regional response.

Linking people and ideas around the globe is one of the best ways to deliver solutions. We believe in knowledge-sharing through networks and regions to widen the impact of research. From networks involving dozens of institutes to links forged among individual researchers, bringing people and institutions together is central to our work.

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Gender and Decentralization : Partnership Strategy for a Research Support Program

Decentralization is now part of the standard package of policy reforms recommended by major donor organizations, and is widespread in the developing world. While there is a rich literature on the impact of decentralization on efficiency and growth, …

Latest Result

RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now online

After a decade of work developing the Outcome Mapping Approach, IDRC has played an important role in the development of ROMA, an adaptation of IDRC’s original outcome mapping research. ROMA: A guide to policy engagement and influence, has been...


News

IDRC announces scale-up of four ground-breaking solutions to improve food security in developing countries

27/04/2015

The Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) announced four new projects to make food more secure and nutritious in developing countries. These projects are part of an effort, launched in 2014, to scale up the most promising...

Global Health Research Initiative Secretariat closes

13/04/2015

As of April 1, 2015, the Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) Secretariat was closed. The Secretariat, housed at IDRC, consisted of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and...

Events

Highlight: Early lessons evaluating climate change shared at Washington conference

04/11/2014

IDRC joined almost 300 evaluation professionals, academics, and policymakers from 59 countries at the International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development held last November in Washington DC.   Conference participants focused...

Highlight: Youth (Un)Employment: Global problems meet local solutions

23/10/2014

​IDRC and Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) partnered to spark discussion on global youth unemployment at a panel hosted by the University of Ottawa in October. The panellists shed some light on the dynamics of youth employment in Canada and in the...

Latest Results

After a decade of work developing the Outcome Mapping Approach, IDRC has played an important role in the development of ROMA, an adaptation of IDRC’s original outcome mapping research. ROMA: A guide to policy engagement and influence, has been...
RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now onlineNew evaluation tool now available to assess research qualityNew global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsReducing global mercury emissions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Latest Results

IDRC supports Strategic Evaluation on Research Excellence, a three-phase project that aims to define and articulate what research excellence means in a research for development (R4D) context. Existing tools and approaches for assessing research...
RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now online New evaluation tool now available to assess research qualityNew global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsReducing global mercury emissions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Latest Results

While low fertility and aging can challenge government social safety nets, a new global study published in Science suggests that modest population declines can improve standards of living.In many countries, couples are having fewer babies – or none...
RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now onlineNew evaluation tool now available to assess research quality New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsReducing global mercury emissions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Latest Results

From August 11-15, 2014, ecohealth researchers and practitioners from around the world will convene in Montréal for the Ecohealth 2014 Conference. Ecohealth 2014 marks the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology and...
RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now onlineNew evaluation tool now available to assess research qualityNew global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsReducing global mercury emissions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

Latest Results

Artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is the largest source of human-caused mercury emissions, surpassing even coal-burning. With more than 15 million small-scale gold miners operating in more than 70 countries today, finding a way to reduce...
RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now onlineNew evaluation tool now available to assess research qualityNew global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Ecohealth Conferences: Events Highlights Reducing global mercury emissions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining
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