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

Ryan Brown / UN Women

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...
A man standing in a blown up building

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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During his visit to Chile in March, Canada’s Minister of International Trade, the Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne, and the Canadian Ambassador to Chile, Marcel Lebleu, joined researchers and civil society organizations for a roundtable meeting in Santiago that was organized by IDRC’s...

IDRC partners with the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) to support scholars in tackling barriers to inclusive development in Asia

The innovative work of two IDRC research partners is being recognized with the 2017 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

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To mark World Health Day, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Global Affairs Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) are announcing nine new research grants for Innovating for Maternal and Child Health in Africa.

IDRC’s research will be in the spotlight at the Gender Equality Forum 2017 in Toronto on April 3–4. Co-organized by Global Compact Network Canada and UN Women, the forum aims to set an action agenda to scale up efforts to advance gender equality and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals...

The Think Tank Initiative (TTI), a multi-donor program supported by IDRC, will bring together 40 representatives from research funding organizations, policy research institutions, and institutional capacity building programs from around the world. They will discuss effective ways of supporting...

The Queen Elizabeth Scholars program will fund winning projects at 23 Canadian universities, thanks to a CA$10 million contribution from IDRC and a CA$2.5 million contribution from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

In this issue, IDRC celebrates women’s accomplishments and draws attention to the challenges they face worldwide. Also, read the highlights from the film screening of Little Gandhi.

IDRC and the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa are pleased to announce two new research chair initiatives. They build on NRF’s existing South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI), as well as on the Industrial Research Chairs program, funded in part by the Natural Sciences...

IDRC’s support of BetterEvaluation, an international collaboration to improve evaluation practice and theory, has resulted in an online guide for an often overlooked group of people who greatly affect the quality and usefulness of...