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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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)...

Asia Research News 2015 features IDRC-funded projects

​From adapting to climate change in the Himalayas to improving maternal health care for women in Vietnam, exploring how to defuse violence in Pakistani cities, or building new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh, the 2015 edition of Asia Research...

IDRC Bulletin — March 2015

In this issue, IDRC celebrated International Women's Day on March 8. Learn more about IDRC's Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women program, or watch a series of interviews with GrOW-funded researchers. You can also check out three IDRC books...

Series profiles the experiences of young researchers working with the CARIAA program

For young researchers, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) is a natural environment in which to expand their networks, strengthen their research skills, and conduct adaptation research that builds the...

Sandrine Ebakisse: Mixed messages: Communicating research in the corridors of power

​Some researchers spend months or years waiting for their eureka moment. For Sandrine Ebakisse, the moment that made her sit up and take notice came in the first field interview she carried out as part of her IDRC Research Award.   When Ebakisse...

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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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