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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

For more than a decade, IDRC has supported a large number of researchers, research networks, and global institutions in their efforts to build stronger, more equitable health systems. Equipped with strong evidence, IDRC grantees are leading the way...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthInvesting in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

Latest Results

High-speed Internet access, or broadband, can effectively contribute to economic and social development, but only when it is combined with investments in human capital, such as teacher training and digital literacy programs for women, according to a...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child health Investing in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

Latest Results

The challenge of collecting data on sensitive issues like gender-based violence is well-documented across the globe. Stigma and shame prevent many victims of sexual harassment from talking about or reporting these crimes. However, new technologies...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthInvesting in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American study Sexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

Latest Results

Despite the success of research and development activities in integrating crop and livestock production, few West African communities are adopting these technologies. The challenge in promoting a mixed dairy and market garden farming system is...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthInvesting in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced data Strengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan

Latest Results

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...
Canadian initiative leading the way for equitable health systems and improved maternal, child healthInvesting in Internet access boosts incomes, concludes Latin American studySexual harassment in Cairo: The effectiveness of crowdsourced dataStrengthening resilient livelihoods to reduce poverty in West Africa’s semi-arid areas Award-winning machine boosts sorghum farming in Sudan
Tools and Training
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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