français
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

Tax solutions for optimal reduction of tobacco use in West Africa

During the first phase of this project, numerous decision-makers were engaged and involved in discussions with the goal of establishing a new taxation system to reduce tobacco use in West Africa. Although regional economic authorities (ECOWAS and …

Latest Result

Canada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crises

​War, poverty, dysfunctional governments, and environmental stressors are nothing new. But their potent interactions in some of the world’s most fragile regions, and the protracted duration of many conflicts, impose an unprecedented burden on...


News

The Policy and Evaluation Division is re-launching a call for a 2016 Research Awardee

04/02/2016

​The selected candidate will work closely with the IDRC to explore the first objective of IDRC’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2020 (Invest in knowledge and innovation for large-scale positive change) and how this objective intersects with evaluation. ...

Supporting leadership for economic policymaking

25/01/2016

On January 25, Université Laval launched a new Chair on Education Leadership in Development Economics. This Chair will create new opportunities for distance learning, formal training, and graduate diplomas for researchers in the developing world. It...

Events

IDRC activities during International Development Week 2016

25/01/2016

IDRC is celebrating International Development Week (IDW) 2016 through a variety of activities at three Ottawa region universities, and beyond. From January 29 to February 13, the Centre will take part in film screenings, round tables, lectures and...

Highlight: IDRC at COP21

30/11/2015

IDRC participated in the UN climate conference (COP21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11, 2015, as part of Canada’s official delegation. More than 20 of our developing-country grantees shared their research findings at official and parallel...

Canadian Partnerships Small Grants 

Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge-Sharing supported research, knowledge-building, and knowledge-sharing projects as well as events, small dissemination activities, and publications. These grants were open to organizations incorporated and headquartered in Canada. 

 

 Read profiles of past grantees

Latest Results

​War, poverty, dysfunctional governments, and environmental stressors are nothing new. But their potent interactions in some of the world’s most fragile regions, and the protracted duration of many conflicts, impose an unprecedented burden on...
Canada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crisesWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceBuilding policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workersImproving research capacity on information society issues Improving pain relief for children in Thailand

Latest Results

​Gender issues are often overlooked in development agencies’ responses to food insecurity. Women’s organizations are an untapped resource with expertise in understanding how women and communities experience shocks and stresses. With a grant from...
Canada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crises Women’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceBuilding policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workersImproving research capacity on information society issues Improving pain relief for children in Thailand

Latest Results

Health workers need research, leadership, and policy skills to help create programs that respond effectively to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. This innovative multi-country collaboration sought to strengthen HIV/AIDS health systems in sub-Saharan Africa and...
Canada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crisesWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilience Building policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workersImproving research capacity on information society issues Improving pain relief for children in Thailand

Latest Results

An IDRC-funded project has enhanced the research capacity of 15 emerging information society scholars in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through grants, mentorship, and training. Thanks to the project, more researchers from developing countries are...
Canada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crisesWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceBuilding policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workers Improving research capacity on information society issues Improving pain relief for children in Thailand

Latest Results

​Children are more at risk than adults for untreated or undertreated pain from surgery, injury, and infections. This can include negative physical, psychological, and social consequences for both the young patients and their families. Children in...
Canada’s humanitarian community calls for innovative responses to crisesWomen’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilienceBuilding policy leadership among HIV/AIDS health workersImproving research capacity on information society issues Improving pain relief for children in Thailand
Home
Knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world
Bookmark and Share
Flickr YouTube Facebook Twitter