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The African Climate Change Fellowship Program Phase III

Climate change and climate variability are significantly impeding development in Africa. The Economic Commission for Africa argues that scientists and policymakers must learn to better manage climate risks and to integrate climate change …

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Report: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for development

The value-for-money discourse is gaining prominence in all areas of society. It also increasingly affects what matters to donors.   This report seeks to provide a neutral assessment of value-for-money (VfM), informing and contributing to the...


News

IDRC launches new initiative to increase capacity in health systems research in Asia

11/06/2014

Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening InitiativeCanada’s International Development Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce the Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative, a new joint initiative of IDRC’s Governance for...

IDRC in the News — March 2014

10/03/2014

  Egypt’s only daily independent English newspaper, the Daily News Egypt, ran an in-depth interview with IDRC President Jean Lebel and Regional Director Bruce Currie-Alder during Lebel’s recent visit to Cairo. The wide-ranging interview touched on...

Events

Highlight: OMLC explores recent innovations in monitoring and evaluation practice

22/09/2014

The Outcome Mapping Learning Community (OMLC) gathered in Dar Es Salaam September 22-24, 2014, to share experiences in using Outcome Mapping (OM) for monitoring and evaluating international development programs. More than 70 participants from...

Making Impact Evaluation Matter in Asia conference

01/09/2014

IDRC is co-hosting an international impact evaluation conference in Manila, Philippines, in September 2014.The conference, Making impact evaluation matter: Better evidence for effective policies and programmes, will help promote a culture of...

Latest Results

The value-for-money discourse is gaining prominence in all areas of society. It also increasingly affects what matters to donors.   This report seeks to provide a neutral assessment of value-for-money (VfM), informing and contributing to the...
Report: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for developmentMentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia External Program Reviews (2012)Quality and Use of Rolling Project Completion ReportsThe Influence of Research on Public Policy (2009)

Latest Results

An innovative IDRC initiative is improving evaluation capacities of researchers studying Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD). Developing Evaluation Capacity in ICTD (DECI) provides researchers from five IDRC-funded...
Report: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for development Mentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia External Program Reviews (2012)Quality and Use of Rolling Project Completion ReportsThe Influence of Research on Public Policy (2009)

Latest Results

IDRC commissions external program reviews toward the end of each program cycle. These final evaluations are our primary accountability mechanism in terms of the results, effectiveness, and relevance of program spending. External program reviews aim...
Report: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for developmentMentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia External Program Reviews (2012)Quality and Use of Rolling Project Completion ReportsThe Influence of Research on Public Policy (2009)

Latest Results

In 2005, IDRC adopted the rolling Project Completion Report (rPCR), creating a cross-organization interactive process to elicit staff reflection, deepen learning about projects, and  fulfill an accountability function for the organization. Five...
Report: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for developmentMentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia External Program Reviews (2012) Quality and Use of Rolling Project Completion ReportsThe Influence of Research on Public Policy (2009)

Latest Results

IDRC in the Public Policy Process: A Strategic Evaluation of the Influence of Research on Public Policy This study aims to clarify and document what the Centre means by "policy influence"; to examine more systematically the extent to which...
Report: The value-for-money discourse: risks and opportunities for research for developmentMentoring approach improves evaluation capacity of ICTD researchers in Asia External Program Reviews (2012)Quality and Use of Rolling Project Completion Reports The Influence of Research on Public Policy (2009)
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