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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.

Latest Project

Courts, Networks, and Start-Ups: Institutions Matter for South Asian Small Enterprises

This project will examine the economic consequences of courts on businesses in South Asia. Specifically, it will analyze how courts and other institutional barriers prevent new small and medium entrepreneurs from entering the market and creating …

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

Former IDRC grantee wins design for living award for work in urban agriculture

10/12/2014

Vikhram Bhatt, a McGill University architecture professor and former IDRC grantee, has won the UBC Margolese National Design for Living Prize. Bhatt was recognized for his decades-long work on minimum-cost housing and for more recent work on urban...

Practical and effective innovation and research: IDRC’s sixth annual public meeting

28/11/2014

In brief IDRC funds research that finds solutions Partnerships with other donors increase our reach Think tanks are shaping national policies and global debates Through IDRC, Canada supports research that finds solutions, said IDRC Acting...

Events

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...

Highlight: Networking, new partnerships emerge as CARIAA's series of launch events wraps up in London

19/06/2014

Between March and June 2014, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) hosted a series of events to launch research and engagement by four consortia addressing adaptation in climate change hot spots. These...

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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