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Vanessa, a worker from SOCOMEP, performs on-site monitoring and reporting on loading and unloading operations to cargo vessels.

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IDRC at New York summit for shared prosperity for all
IDRC is collaborating with the World Economic Forum to inspire action and make inclusive growth...
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Sam Kadi

Little Gandhi —The Lost Truth of the Syrian Uprising screening in New York
Canada’s Mission to the United Nations to screen excerpts from Little Gandhi, an IDRC-supported...
IDRC at the African Green Revolution Forum 2017
Why agricultural innovations are key to more inclusive economies and greater prosperity for Africa.

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If businesses can understand trade trends and future challenges in the ASEAN Economic Community, they can operate efficiently and effectively throughout the global value chain. But cross-border commercial and business operations can be complex, and this requires a thorough understanding of...

IDRC thought leadership in two areas — eSkills for women and girls and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — is contributing to discussions surrounding the G20 Summit on July 7–8, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.

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Today, Jean Lebel, President of IDRC, and Dr. Molapo Qhobela, CEO of South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF), announced the winning projects under the new South Africa–Canada Research Chairs Initiative. The new...

In this issue, learn more about IDRC’s research on tobacco control. We also announce our new initiative in Myanmar and IDRC board member Sophie D’Amours is the first woman rector elected at Université Laval. 

IDRC congratulates Carolina Trivelli on her election as chair of the executive committee for the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) at the organization’s annual meeting on May 18, 2017 in Yangon, Myanmar. She became a member of the executive committee in 2014.

IDRC is now accepting applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2018.

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, has just announced the Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar initiative, a new CA$10.7 million partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Global Affairs Canada.

The Trade Facilitation Office Canada (TFO Canada) is collaborating with IDRC to support small producers in some of the least developed countries who face constraints growing and providing employment opportunities.

IDRC, the World Bank Group, and the World Economic Forum are pleased to announce the winners of the Wave 1 call for case studies on inclusive growth. The aim of the case study cohort is to map public-private practices to determine what approaches work, what pitfalls to avoid, and the challenges...

For the first time in Université Laval’s history, a woman has been elected rector. Sophie D’Amours, a member of IDRC’s Board of Governors since 2016, won 50.7% of the vote in the first round of polls. Her first five-year term as rector of the Quebec City institution began on June 1, 2017.