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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

IDRC-funded research is using mathematical modelling to influence local and national policies in China to reduce HIV transmission.    Treatment as preventionEarlier research conducted under Modelling and controlling infectious diseases project...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaMaking Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now onlineEmpowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”

Latest Results

IDRC is a long-time supporter of South Asia's Community of Evaluators to advance evaluation practices in the region. With representation from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, the Community of Evaluators first came...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in China Making Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now onlineEmpowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”

Latest Results

After a decade of work developing the Outcome Mapping Approach, IDRC has played an important role in the development of ROMA, an adaptation of IDRC’s original outcome mapping research. ROMA: A guide to policy engagement and influence, has been...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaMaking Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now onlineEmpowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”

Latest Results

In southwestern Uganda, population growth, climate change, and agricultural policies have reduced access to grazing and water points, forcing pastoralists to adopt sedentary lifestyles in and around wildlife conservation areas. This has led to more...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaMaking Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now online Empowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”

Latest Results

Extensive areas of sub-Saharan, particularly East Africa, are vulnerable to the long-term consequences of climate change and the short-term increase in climate variability. With IDRC support, researchers from the Africa Innovations Institute set out...
Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in ChinaMaking Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now onlineEmpowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”
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