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At IDRC, we collaborate with accomplished scholars and nurture a new generation of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to improve lives in developing countries. Together, we’re working toward better policies, cleaner environments, improved nutrition, increased incomes, and greater health.
 
We firmly believe in fostering research and innovation that finds lasting solutions to local problems. Our four regional offices located throughout the developing world do just that — in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
 
By living and working closest to the communities they serve, our regional office staff serves as our “eyes and ears” on the ground. The relationships they build offer valuable insight into local challenges and realities. This knowledge helps us establish IDRC’s programming priorities both regionally and globally.
 
Together, we’re working to make a difference.

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...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthProtecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health

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There is an urgent need for solid research and policy guidance to tackle youth employment challenges in Latin America.In the region almost 9 million youth are unemployed. Regionally, for every three young workers, two are employed in precarious...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthProtecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health

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The state of Punjab spearheaded the Green Revolution that has transformed Indian agriculture. Encouraged by price guarantees, expanded irrigation, and the introduction of high-yielding crop varieties, Punjabi farmers have shifted toward intensive...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth Protecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health

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Livestock diseases have a major impact on farmers’ lives in sub-Saharan Africa. South African and Canadian scientists are developing two livestock vaccines that will be affordable, heat-stable, and provide long-term protection against diseases.   ...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthProtecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agriculture Five diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaCanadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health

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For more than a decade, IDRC has supported a large number of researchers, research networks, and global institutions in their efforts to build stronger, more equitable health systems. Equipped with strong evidence, IDRC grantees are leading the way...
New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility Finding decent jobs for Peru's youthProtecting food, energy, and livelihoods in Punjab through water-efficient agricultureFive diseases, one vaccine — a boost for emerging livestock farmers in sub-Saharan Africa Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health
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