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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Communities' perception of climate change risks in South America's Atlantic coasts

Daniel Conde is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Integrated Coastal Management of the Southern Cone (MCI-Sur) of the Universidad de la República in Uruguay.Conde spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about the importance...

Climate change and urbanization threaten water resources in South Asia

Professor Shah Alam Khan is the Director of the Institute of Water and Flood Management at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Khan spoke with writer José Alberto Gonçalves Pereira about how the stressors of climate change and...

Expecting the unexpected:
how Canada is helping to prevent
the next disease outbreak

Infectious diseases know no borders, whether it’s Ebola spreading from Guinea to Liberia, measles in the Fraser Valley brought to Canada from the Philippines, or MERS claiming victims across the Middle East. These health crises are grim reminders...

Researchers vie for coverage at science writers conference

When talented scientists go head to head with experienced journalists in a Dragons' Den encounter, lively exchanges are liable to occur.   That is what happened at the June 2014 Canadian Science Writers' Association conference in Toronto, when...

Understanding peri-urban water management in India

Access to water is a major concern in India, where rapid urbanization and the unpredictable effects of a changing climate are aggravating water tensions. In the southern city of Bangalore, one of India’s largest urban areas, older water supply...

ODI launches RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach online guide

The UK-based Overseas Development Institute has released its online guide to understanding, engaging with, and influencing policy. ROMA: A guide to policy engagement and influence contains a suite of tools that can be used to unpack complex problems...

IDRC contributes to the global fight
against HIV/AIDS

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) was one of the first international donor agencies to recognize the importance of HIV/AIDS as a development issue. Since the mid-1980s, IDRC has taken a broad approach to this research, based...

Opportunity calls: Booming growth and innovation in Africa

Africa is the next frontier for trade. Surprised? With weak economic outlooks in industrialized economies, global growth depends on trade with developing countries. After East Asia, Africa has the world’s fastest-growing economy. Over the past...

IDRC Bulletin — Summer 2014

In this issue, find out more details on IDRC's participation at the EcoHealth 2014 Conference on August 11-15 at the Université du Québec à Montréal. IDRC will be hosting two special conference sessions and two pre-conference workshops.    Featured...

Clean water initiative in Peru led by former IDRC awardee

For many communities in the developing world, access to clean water in rural and peri-urban areas remains a pressing problem. In Peru, many sources of water are contaminated with harmful pathogens, heavy metals, and other dissolved compounds. As a...

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Empirical Evidence from the eFez Project

E-Government for Good Governance in Developing Countries provides practical supporting material on information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), specifically, e-government implementation. In this book, Kettani and Moulin...

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