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IDRC works with developing-country researchers and institutions to build local capacity through funding, knowledge sharing, and training.

Through books, articles, research publications, and studies, we aim to widen the impact of our investment and advance development research. We share the results of our funded research, and offer free training materials to guide researchers and institutions.

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In Pakistan’s urban centres, gender and violence interact in unexpected ways and with profound consequences for the lives of both women and men, according to a study led by the Institute for Business Administration in Karachi.
After years of falling behind the rest of Asia in information and communications technology, Myanmar is quickly catching up.
The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Canada’s Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced major funding for an IDRC grantee during her August visit to West Africa.
GrOW gathered and synthesized evidence about effectively fostering female entrepreneurship, enhancing the productivity of women-owned enterprises, and addressing women’s role in the “care economy”— caring for children, the elderly, and the sick.
A series of four policy briefs show how poor governance practices, particularly in informal hill settlements around Guwahati, is putting its residents at risk.
Through strategic investments, IDRC is helping local actors play a more effective role in solving regional challenges while also contributing to the Plan of Action to implement the Joint Declaration on ASEAN-Canada Enhanced Partnership 2016-2020.

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) work with a client base that is for the most part excluded from the formal banking system. Given that they operate by collecting the savings of the poor in rural areas, it is important to develop regulatory frameworks to protect the clients of these institutions...

A series of policy briefs, based on research conducted by the Centre for Urban Equity at India’s Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University.
This is one of five cross-cutting issues that have emerged from early research findings on large-scale land acquisitions in Africa. Read about how researchers are working with communities to increase their ability to protect their rights.
This is one of five cross-cutting issues that have emerged from early research findings on large-scale land acquisitions in Africa.  Read about how researchers are working with communities to increase their ability to protect their rights.

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