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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

Youth, Politics and the Media: Legitimacy Issues in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia

Since Tunisia's revolution in 2011, youth have represented a fundamental challenge for the country's political stability.

For public authorities in the transition period, young Tunisians personify the interweaving of three strong …

Latest Result

Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community level

The International Center for Transitional Justice defines transitional justice as the “the set of judicial and non-judicial measures…to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses. These measures include criminal prosecution, truth...


News

IDRC awardee receives first Canadian PhD in international development

26/06/2014

Kent Schroeder successfully defended his thesis on development in Bhutan to become Canada's first PhD graduate in international development studies, at the University of Guelph.   Throughout his doctorate Schroeder worked as director of...

Moving toward an open access policy for IDRC

10/06/2014

IDRC is pleased to announce that it will soon release a new open access policy for all IDRC-funded research outputs.   IDRC believes that publicly funded research should be freely and openly available. We also believe that open access accelerates...

Events

IDRC grantees present research at the International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change

24/09/2014

Grantees of IDRC's Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) and Climate Change and Water (CCW) program will present their research at the second International Conference on Deltas in Times of Climate Change, September...

Highlight: Understanding research excellence for international development

12/11/2013

What makes up excellence in international development research? How can research quality be assured? Traditional academic metrics like publications and citations are certainly part of the answer, but not all. An important debate on research quality...

Latest Results

The International Center for Transitional Justice defines transitional justice as the “the set of judicial and non-judicial measures…to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses. These measures include criminal prosecution, truth...
Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalReport: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for developmentFrom field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international developmentStrengthening collaboration between Canadian and developing-country universities

Latest Results

​In many rural and peri-urban areas around the world, water used for human consumption is being contaminated with human pathogens, heavy metals, and other dissolved compounds. As a result, millions of families lack access to safe water. Families...
Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community level Evaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalReport: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for developmentFrom field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international developmentStrengthening collaboration between Canadian and developing-country universities

Latest Results

The value-for-money discourse is gaining prominence in all areas of society. It also increasingly affects what matters to donors.   This report seeks to provide a neutral assessment of value-for-money (VfM), informing and contributing to the...
Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal Report: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for developmentFrom field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international developmentStrengthening collaboration between Canadian and developing-country universities

Latest Results

The political and economic environment for civil society organizations (CSOs) engaged in international cooperation and development work and based in Canada and other developed countries has changed radically in recent years.   There is growing...
Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalReport: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for development From field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international developmentStrengthening collaboration between Canadian and developing-country universities

Latest Results

For the first time ever, in 2010-2012 the University of Saskatchewan hosted a small grants program that linked eight of its schools, colleges, faculties, and institutes with institutions in 16 developing countries. The Global Partners initiative...
Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalReport: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for developmentFrom field results to organizational improvement: Learning from work in international development Strengthening collaboration between Canadian and developing-country universities
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