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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

An IDRC-funded project has enhanced the research capacity of 15 emerging information society scholars in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through grants, mentorship, and training. Thanks to the project, more researchers from developing countries are...
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In the past 20 years, overweight and obesity rates among Mexican children have increased by nearly 40%. As with many other low- and middle-income countries, Mexico is experiencing this “nutrition transition” as a result of changes in diet, nutrition...
Improving research capacity on information society issues Reducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in AfricaIncreasing immunization, reducing child mortality in HaitiMobile technology detects, prevents disease outbreaks in Sri Lanka

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Researchers with the Africa Health Systems Initiative (AHSI) have uncovered ways to strengthen health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. Weak health systems cause a high burden of preventable and treatable illnesses, especially for those living in rural...
Improving research capacity on information society issues Reducing childhood obesity in Mexico Strengthening health systems in AfricaIncreasing immunization, reducing child mortality in HaitiMobile technology detects, prevents disease outbreaks in Sri Lanka

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​Results from the Canadian International Immunization Initiative for Haiti In Haiti, 1 in 14 children does not survive to their first birthday. A contributing factor is Haiti’s extremely low rates of immunization—some of the lowest in the world. ...
Improving research capacity on information society issues Reducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in Africa Increasing immunization, reducing child mortality in HaitiMobile technology detects, prevents disease outbreaks in Sri Lanka

Latest Results

In Sri Lanka, mobile phones are now much more than just a way to stay in touch or check the Internet. Field veterinarians with limited resources are now using mobile phone technology to monitor and track outbreaks of infectious diseases in...
Improving research capacity on information society issues Reducing childhood obesity in MexicoStrengthening health systems in AfricaIncreasing immunization, reducing child mortality in Haiti Mobile technology detects, prevents disease outbreaks in Sri Lanka
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