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Tools and Training
IDRC works with developing-country researchers and institutions to build local capacity through funding, knowledge-sharing, and training.
From time to time, we produce manuals, videos, and links aimed at increasing the skills of grantees and researchers working in the field. We also have toolkits that offer step-by-step guidance on issues such as how to communicate research results. You’ll find everything right here

 


TOOLKIT FOR RESEARCHERS
The Communication division is providing these tools to help employees at IDRC as well as our partners better achieve their communication objectives.


ENHANCING ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE
A Toolbox for Self-assessment

This guidebook presents an innovative and thoroughly tested model for organizational self-assessment.


 


ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT
A Framework for Improving Performance

This book offers a clear-cut methodology to diagnose institutional strengths and weakness at the onset of development activities.





OUTCOME MAPPING
Building learning and reflection into development programs

Outcome Mapping recognizes that development is essentially about people relating to each other and their environment.


 


RESOURCE MOBILIZATION
A Practical Guide for Research and Community-Based Organizations

This guide provides a collection of information and activities that can help development research non-profits gain financial sustainability.





SAS2
A Guide to Collaborative Inquiry and Social Engagement

This book will be an invaluable resource for researchers, facilitators and activists working with people to solve problems and support inclusive inquiry and decision-making. It will also be useful to scholars and academics studying and teaching participatory action research in the Social Sciences.

 

THE KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION TOOLKIT
Bridging the Know–Do Gap: A Resource for Researchers

The Knowledge Translation Toolkit provides a thorough overview of what knowledge translation (KT) is and how to use it most effectively to bridge the “know–do” gap between research, policy, practice, and people.




WORKING WITH INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
A Guide for Researchers

This guidebook zeros in on what indigenous knowledge can contribute to a sustainable development strategy that accounts for the potential of the local environment and the experience and wisdom of the indigenous population.




WRITING FOR CHANGE
An Interactive Guide to Effective Writing, Writing for Science, and Writing for Advocacy

 
In Writing for Change, you will learn the core skills of effective writing, how to write for scientific publication, and how to write for advocacy.


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An innovative planter that can make ridges and sow seeds at the bottom of the furrows at the same time is set to boost productivity of sorghum farming in Sudan.   Planting sorghum at the bottom of furrows has been recommended as a way to conserve...
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​Effectively evaluating gender-focused programming is vital to improving the socio-economic status and well-being of women and to building gender equality. The Mulheres Mil program, meaning “a thousand strong women,” was a pilot project between the...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan Evaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilEcohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural Tunisia

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From August 11-15, 2014, ecohealth researchers and practitioners from around the world will convene in Montréal for the Ecohealth 2014 Conference. Ecohealth 2014 marks the 5th biennial conference of the International Association for Ecology and...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in Brazil Ecohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural Tunisia

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...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilEcohealth Conferences: Events Highlights Involving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin AmericaHelping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural Tunisia

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...
Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in SudanEvaluating vocational training program for women in BrazilEcohealth Conferences: Events HighlightsInvolving urban communities in controlling dengue fever in Latin America Helping communities control <i>leishmaniasis</i> in rural Tunisia
Tools and Training
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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