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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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​Fish are an important source of protein, micronutrients, and fatty acids, and have great potential to improve food security and rural livelihoods. Bolivia, a country without access to the sea, has one of the lowest rates of fish consumption in the...
Zero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia Cultivating fish for better livelihoods in BoliviaImproving governance in fisheries and fish farming in the Bolivian Amazon basinInformation Lives of the Poor: Fighting poverty with technologyChina’s next economic plan focuses on people

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​Rural and peri-urban areas of the Bolivian Amazon basin are known for high levels of food insecurity and poverty.  But the high nutritional value of Amazon fish can make a significant contribution to food security and the local economy. In 2011, a...
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A robust network of researchers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America has delved down to the household level to better understand the changes brought about by increased access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the developing...
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As its economic growth rate slows, China also faces a widening rural-urban divide and increasing income inequality. To confront these challenges and prepare for the next planning cycle, China’s top economic planning agency invited the Asian...
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