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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

Support for the Urban Climate Change Research Network Public Launch

As cities lead on climate change, the demand for policy-relevant evidence and practical action grows. This project will build support to allow the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) to institutionalize a sustained, global, city-focused …

Latest Result

Women’s organizations: An untapped resource for resilience

​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...


News

Enabling the Data Revolution: final report from the 3rd International Open Data Conference

01/09/2015

More than 1,000 participants attended the 3rd International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Ottawa in late May. The event, "Enabling the Data Revolution," was hosted by the Government of Canada (through IDRC, Foreign Affairs, Trade and...

IDRC welcomes early Ebola vaccine trial results

06/08/2015

IDRC is proud to be a key partner in the clinical trial of a “game-changing” candidate Ebola vaccine, a critical part of the global effort to ensure the world is better prepared for the next outbreak.If preliminary results of the vaccine trial...

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...

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

​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...
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 ThailandNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development

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...
Women’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 ThailandNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development

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...
Women’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 ThailandNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development

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...
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 ThailandNew books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development

Latest Results

Two recently published open access books present the findings of IDRC-funded research exploring the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in developing countries. These books provide important insights into the increasingly...
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 New books highlight diverse ways ICTs contribute to development
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