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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...

IDRC, Tim Hortons, and Cenicafé joining forces in a new partnership. Their goal is to reduce the vulnerability of Colombia’s smallholder coffee growers to the climate-related challenges posing a serious threat to livelihoods.

On August 4, as part of her participation in a meeting of Trade Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced a new project to be funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)....

Canada’s International Development Research Centre, Global Affairs Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation join forces under $57 million innovation fund.

IDRC and the Graduate Institute in Geneva are partnering to lay the groundwork for a program of support that would enable developing-country think tanks to further global objectives in health.

IDRC’s new strategic plan speaks to the Centre’s determination to make a difference, in bigger and more significant ways than ever, the Honourable Monte Solberg told an audience of 70 at IDRC’s 2015 annual public meeting.