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IDRC believes that research and innovation hold the keys to progress in developing countries. Our programs respond to evolving priorities in a fast-changing world by fostering science and innovation, strengthening health systems, boosting agricultural production and food security, and promoting equitable growth.

Working with some of the brightest minds in Canada and the developing world, we focus on achieving results.

Here you will find results of recent projects and activities.

To view results of earlier research, visit our Digital Library.

And you can read about recent and current research in articles on the Publications page.

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Mathematical modelling informs HIV prevention policy in China

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...

Flexible intellectual property rights lead to greater innovation in Africa

Research in Africa has shown that flexible intellectual property policies can lead to greater innovation and development.  The Open African Innovation Research and Training (Open A.I.R.) research project investigated the unique collaborative...

Making Evaluation Matter: Writings from South Asia

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...

RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach Guide now online

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...

Empowering rural communities to minimize wildlife related diseases

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...

Building resilience to climate variability in Uganda’s “cattle corridor”

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...

New evaluation tool now available to assess research quality

IDRC supports Strategic Evaluation on Research Excellence, a three-phase project that aims to define and articulate what research excellence means in a research for development (R4D) context. Existing tools and approaches for assessing research...

Research findings are catalyst to nationwide rollout of HIV prevention program in Botswana

Remarkable new research into HIV prevention among the "choice disabled" — vulnerable groups less able to make the right choices to protect themselves — has led to a nationwide rollout of three intervention programs in Botswana. Three years...

New global study points to higher returns for lower fertility

While low fertility and aging can challenge government social safety nets, a new global study published in Science suggests that modest population declines can improve standards of living.In many countries, couples are having fewer babies – or none...

Finding decent jobs for Peru's youth

There is an urgent need for solid research and policy guidance to tackle youth employment challenges in Latin America.In the region almost 9 million youth are unemployed. Regionally, for every three young workers, two are employed in precarious...

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