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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

Research shows that an integrated approach to dengue control—focusing on ecological, biological, and social factors—can reduce vector densities while empowering communities to tackle the conditions that put them at risk. Dengue is a worldwide public...
Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvementsAdapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionReducing liver fluke transmission in northeastern Thailand

Latest Results

As climate change and irrigation pressures mount in rural Tunisia, a multi-faceted research effort is giving rural communities the knowledge and tools to stem a growing tide of infection. Zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) is on the move. This...
Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin America Helping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvementsAdapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionReducing liver fluke transmission in northeastern Thailand

Latest Results

Research in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras confirms that low cost and locally sustainable home improvements provide a sustainable means of controlling the spread of Chagas disease.It begins with mild symptoms—typically aches, fever, and...
Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural Tunisia Preventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvementsAdapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionReducing liver fluke transmission in northeastern Thailand

Latest Results

Ongoing research in Malawi shows that agro-ecological farming strategies—especially intercropping with legumes—bring many benefits in the context of climate change: healthier soils, improved nutrition, and more resilient farming systems. According...
Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvements Adapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutritionReducing liver fluke transmission in northeastern Thailand

Latest Results

A new model tested in northeastern Thailand shows that a multi-pronged approach—combining treatment, ecosystem monitoring, and community mobilization—can effectively tackle the transmission of liver flukes. Raw fish with spiced salad—koi pla—is a...
Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural TunisiaPreventing Chagas in Central America through simple home improvementsAdapting to climate change in Malawi by improving soils and nutrition Reducing liver fluke transmission in northeastern Thailand
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