IDRC supports researchers from developing countries who are finding innovative, lasting solutions to local problems. We share the impacts of this groundbreaking research through print and free online publications, including books co-published by IDRC and presses around the world. We also publish articles and newsletters, including the IDRC Bulletin, as well as multimedia projects, such as Lasting Impacts, our tribute to over 40 years of IDRC-supported research, and the In_focus Collection of thematic mini-websites.

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​Mental health and Citizenship: Breaking down barriers in Brazil and Canada

IDRC-funded research calls for a new approach to mental health care Around the world, people suffering from mental health issues struggle to exercise full citizenship in health care systems that leave little room for their independence. Could a...

IDRC Bulletin — April 2015

In this issue, in honour of World Health Day on April 7 and World Malaria Day on April 25, find out more about IDRC-supported research that is helping communities meet the health challenges that they face.  Featured this month IDRC on health and...

Building maternal e-health in Vietnam

​Researchers are harnessing mobile phone technology to provide ethnic minority women in Vietnam with crucial information about pregnancy, birth, and infant care.  Vietnam has made impressive strides in recent years in improving the health of...

Zaman Talukder: Empowering women through food security

An agriculture, food security, and nutrition expert based in Cambodia, Zaman Talukder, has been providing technical support to the Enhanced Homestead Food Production (EHFP) program at Helen Keller International. Zaman is working to integrate mixed...

Building new foundations for Arab youth

​The uprisings that swept parts of the Middle East and North Africa were fuelled in part by youth frustration: the region has the highest youth unemployment rates in the world. With economic crisis accompanying the instability, there is tremendous...

Helping young migrant job seekers

​Across Africa, some two-thirds of new job seekers live in rural areas, where prospects are scarce. While overseas migration grabs international headlines, most rural Africans seeking a better life head to nearby cities. Migration in West Africa is...

Making labour markets work for youth

​In developing economies, most work is in the informal sector where pay and productivity are low, growth prospects are limited, and workers enjoy few benefits or protections. IDRC-supported research provides policymakers with credible assessments...

Supporting young entrepreneurs

​New entrants to the labour force are often “the last hired, first fired.” As an alternative, many young people launch their own businesses—often with meagre resources. IDRC supports a number of initiatives that focus on entrepreneurship as a...

Putting youth employment at the heart of growth

  JESSICA LEA / DFID The demographic divide is stark: while industrial nations are aging, the face of the developing world is overwhelmingly young. In Africa for example, nearly 70% of the population is under the age of 30. Tapping the potential of...

Anirban Mukhopadhyay: Examining migration and adaptation in deltas

​Anirban Mukhopadhyay is a researcher with a consortium on Deltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation (DECCMA). DECCMA is one of four consortia that the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA)...

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DEVELOPING NATIONAL SYSTEMS OF INNOVATION<BR>University-Industry Interactions in the Global South

University-Industry Interactions in the Global South

Interactions between firms and universities are key building blocks of innovation systems. With a focus on developing countries, this book presents novel comparative research spanning three continents. The result is a more universal and dynamic view...

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