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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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...

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...

Bridging the gap between farmers and supermarkets in Nicaragua

Sara Elder received graduate field support to explore how smallholder farmers are affected by selling to modern supermarkets rather than traditional markets.Many smallholder farmers are food insecure, despite growing food for local and international...

Catching up with former IDRC awardees

Deirdre Anne McKay knows first-hand the benefits of receiving an IDRC award. In 1995, she was given a Young Canadian Research (YCR) Award.“The YCRA fellowship enabled me to set up durable in-country networks with local colleagues in academia...

Information and technology: Improving food security in Uganda

It is difficult to make good decisions without the right information, especially for farmers in water stressed regions of the world. People living in Uganda's cattle corridor used to rely on traditional knowledge to make decisions about planting...

Securing food and water in Pakistan's vulnerable Indus River basin

The Indus River flows through the heart of Pakistan, weaving past mountains, forest, and desert to arrive at an impressive delta. This happens to be one of the principal river basins in South Asia, and one that is vulnerable to flood events.  The...

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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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