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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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Increasingly, popular sites such as Wikipedia, the world's largest free source of information, shape our understanding of the world. But researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute have found that the online encyclopedia is not always the...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

Latest Results

For many rural Africans, radio is a key channel to news, information, and knowledge. For small-scale farmers who have limited or no access to other media such as newspapers, television, or the Internet, radio is an essential part of their daily...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to Wikipedia Online community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

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The International Center for Transitional Justice defines transitional justice as the “the set of judicial and non-judicial measures…to redress the legacies of massive human rights abuses. These measures include criminal prosecution, truth...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmers Transforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

Latest Results

​In many rural and peri-urban areas around the world, water used for human consumption is being contaminated with human pathogens, heavy metals, and other dissolved compounds. As a result, millions of families lack access to safe water. Families...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community level Evaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and NepalEmergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia

Latest Results

Over the last three decades, 4,000 doctors have left Ethiopia for specialized training abroad. But very few return home to practice their specialty. Now, thanks to the Toronto-Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM)...
Middle East and North Africa contribute less to WikipediaOnline community source of new knowledge, practices for Africa's small-scale farmersTransforming the legacy of mass atrocities: Collecting evidence at the community levelEvaluating water and sanitation training in Peru and Nepal Emergency medicine program targets "brain drain" in Ethiopia
Tools and Training
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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