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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.


Latest Results

​To mark World Meteorological Day on March 23, 2015, the Kenya Meteorological Service (KMS) launched a resource centre and radio station in western Kenya to disseminate weather and climate information.In 2006, the IGAD Climate Prediction and...
Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in KenyaWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsMinimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare Preparing for floods on Argentina's PampasZero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia

Latest Results

Panos South Asia and IDRC are working together on “Bringing Women’s Voices into the Mainstream: A Media Research Fellowship on Women and Militarization in South Asia.”  The project aims to improve the conditions of women living under the shadow of...
Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in Kenya Women and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsMinimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare Preparing for floods on Argentina's PampasZero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia

Latest Results

For most countries, raising the minimum wage has long been considered a way to protect poor workers and their families. In fact, this active labour market intervention is a common social protection policy in many Latin American countries. But how...
Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in KenyaWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research Fellowships Minimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare Preparing for floods on Argentina's PampasZero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia

Latest Results

Over the past 50 years, floods and drought have severely affected lives and livelihoods across the Western Argentinean Pampas, a vast plain of cropland and pasture. Climate change is expected to bring more frequent extreme weather events to the...
Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in KenyaWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsMinimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare Preparing for floods on Argentina's PampasZero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia

Latest Results

The potato is a staple of the local diet in Colombia. Government meal programs include yellow potatoes twice a week and white potatoes three times a week. In Nariño 25% of children under five years of age suffer from iron and zinc deficiency. The...
Nganyi Community Resource Centre: Community radio station broadcasts weather forecasts, climate change news to farmers in KenyaWomen and militarization in South Asia: Media Research FellowshipsMinimum wages aren’t always the best way to improve social welfare Preparing for floods on Argentina's Pampas Zero Hidden Hunger: From Nariño to Colombia
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